The smile on my son’s face is contagious.
I have been slacking on my mommy chores. Most of the laundry is done, but our home is not as clean as I would like it to be. Although I tidy up every day, I have not mopped the floors in the past two days. Normally, this would annoy me because I like to have everything perfect before the day ends, but I realized something the other day. The house might not be spotless, but our son is happy and goes to sleep tired from a long day of madness. That is what matters most, at least it does in my book.
Why His Smile Means More
I used to stay up after a late-night dinner and clean up the kitchen. No matter how exhausted I was, I needed to keep the kitchen spotless. Having an all-white kitchen is no fun!
At the end of the day, tummies are full, smiles run from ear to ear, and most importantly, I am building memories that we can look back on and laugh. I have gone back to my college mentality: whatever I have not finished today, I will get to tomorrow.
Getting enough sleep has always been important to me, and I refuse to stay up late anymore. I take naps with my son: His first nap used to be my time to clean up and on his second I would read a book, catch up on a friend’s blog, etc. Now, it is all about catching up on sleep with my son, and if I have time, I schedule an hour or so for my blog.
I know the moments we share together are priceless and I could never trade the love I have found in this new life. Being his mom means the world to me <3