Sometimes being a Stay at Home Mom can be very, very boring. Mundane. Repetitive. I know some moms go on play dates, to the park, to story time at the library, music class, or what have you.
I have no such luxury. While we decided it would be best for me to be home, we need my income. So, I run a small daycare out of my home. While this is an amazing opportunity for me to bring in an income while staying home with my littlest boys, it also means that for 11 hours a day (at least) I am home bound. Although I could leave after all my daycare kids are gone, this time usually includes homework, dinner, baths, and bedtime for my kids.
So, to be honest, there are weeks where I don’t leave my house for days at a time. DAYS. I last left the house 3 days ago, and I have no immediate plans or need to go anywhere, so who knows what this week will look like. And really, I’m okay with this. This is where I’m needed in this season of my life.
At first, it was really hard. But now, I’m in a rhythm. I’m keeping up on things, and I’m appreciating the season I’m in.
Which brings me to my Tuesday theme, inspired by Simply Tuesday: Small-Moment Living in a Fast-Moving World by Emily Freeman. You can find it HERE. (I have it on checkout from my local library as an e-book, but some of us need actual hard copy books. I get it.)
“What if, instead of thinking we have to choose between our ordinary life and an extraordinary life, we began to realize they’re the same thing?” – Emily Freeman
Tuesday blog posts will consist of glimpses into our day-to-day. What small moments am I cherishing on that ordinary day?
Today, I’m cherishing brotherly love. I mean, look at these three. (This was actually one of about 5 shots we took this day, and this was the best one…seriously.) Not one of them is looking at me, and I’m pretty sure one is watching TV. But look at the love they have for each other. They love sitting together. Talking to one another. All three of them are touching.
Instead of allowing them to annoy me today, I’m choosing to appreciate and embrace these moments and experience the love my babies have for each other.
What are you cherishing today?