The other night during bath time, I gave Charlie a handful of his bath toys while I bathed Walker. The whole time I was bathing Walker, Charlie was asking for more toys. He kept saying "more letters" until I finally said "you need to play with the ones you have! we're going to be done soon and you won't be able to play at all".
This really got me thinking. We need to relax with all that "i can't wait for the next stage in my life" attitude and start enjoying the phase of life we're currently in.
I read an article a few months ago about how a lady was basically infuriated when "older" people would tell her to enjoy every moment with her kids. I saw this article because basically all of my Facebook friends were "liking" it. I kept thinking, why are they liking this?!?! Do you know how many people see this woman with her kids and think about how they wish they had kids? Or wish that they still had kids at home? When people tell me to enjoy every second with my kids, it makes me want to do a better job as a mom and makes me appreciate them even more.
Is every minute perfect with my kids? Yes! Ok, not really. Walker was in desperate need of pajamas (have you seen how hugely healthy that child is?), so I ran...literally ran into the store with both of the babies yesterday. In the 5 minutes it took to pick out some pjs, Charlie had grabbed a few items, was racing around the store saying "I go fast", and was hitting everything with a spare hanger he found on the floor. He was livid when I tried to get him to leave the store, and I'm pretty sure I almost broke his arm from dragging him out to the car. Awesome mommy moment? Not so much. I was sweating and furious. But now, one day later, it seems almost funny.
Even though this stage can be insanely busy (2 little ones with a husband that travels all the time), it's also very rewarding. I basically spent a straight 30 minutes this morning kissing Walker's cheeks. It was pretty awesome.
So, embrace and enjoy the life that you're living.
And going along with the topic for today, I found a free printable of a quote that I absolutely love by President Thomas S. Monson, and already printed it out for my laundry room!
You can find the printable at The Three Little Monkey Studio's blog here.