Teachings Tuesday: You Can Have A Happy Baby, But A Messy Home
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
Former B2B editor and marketer turned Family & Lifestyle blogger. Fatima is passionate about life and being social.
When she isn't running around with her husband, three kids, and two pups, Fatima helps other bloggers and local businesses with their online marketing strategy.
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