Look at their sweet eyes, and hold onto the moments….
Those eyes just never change….enjoy every early morning AND every moment!
I just returned from my morning walk/run. What an incredible morning it is. The sun is shining, the air is a little cool and the sky is cloudless. As I was moving along on the trail, I saw a Mom pushing a stroller with her sweet toddler. The little girl was still in her pajamas, hair was definitely slept on, pacifier in her mouth, and a lovey by her side. I slowed down and waved to her with a cheery good morning…I looked into her little eyes which were bleary and not ready to be awake yet but there was a little half grin. A sweet moment for that Mom and little one….a great way to welcome the morning together.
As I returned home and entered the kitchen, I met my two college aged kids heading out for their work day. I keep telling them how lucky they are that they were able to find work this summer (I am not sure that they would call it lucky!) I looked at each of them, both a little quiet (or grumpy), hair definitely had been slept on, and my cheery good morning was met with a muffled response. I looked at their bleary eyes, just not ready to be awake yet and I suddenly had a flash back to those toddler mornings. Those mornings of sleepy toddlers that wandered down stairs in their pajamas with their loveys. I can remember being completely overwhelmed with love as I saw their little faces…even if it had been a rough night, the mornings were always sweet. As I looked into my kids’ eyes this morning, the same rush filled me, those eyes just don’t change. Enjoy the moments…parenting is wonderful.
Take a breath, enjoy the joyful moments of each day, and remember you don’t have to be perfect to be the perfect parent.