I have so missed this! So glad to be joining the Five Minute Friday crew today! Today’s word is “together.” Five minutes. One Word. Here goes!
Mommy, may I have some water?
Mommy, I need to use the potty.
Mommy, what does frog mean?
Mommy, what are you doing?
Mommy? Mommy? Mommeeeeeee! Mommy, I called you!
I do dearly love those two little girls. I get to spend my all day everyday with them. It is a blessing and I know it full well.
When I go about my day doing laundry, or cleaning bathrooms, the cadence of their happy little feet mark time behind me, following diligently from room to room. They volunteer to help even when there’s not much to do. They RSVP to be by my side even when there has been no invitation extended. If I sit, snuggled with a blanket, they take it as an open seat, and snuggle next to me. They want to hold me. They want to kiss me. They want hugs. They want me.
And as much as I often want nothing more than a quiet moment to myself, I think to myself that one day, they will need the wisdom, love a listening ear and comfort of a mother. They will need me, but if satan has his way, they may not want me. I do not want to spend their little years having them practice being sent away to play or be otherwise engaged while mommy has a moment. There will be moments I get to myself but for now I will love them. And I will enjoy us being . . . together.