Tuesday, May 28, 2013

FAVORITE TIME OF DAY

The best days are the ones where there isn’t a single scribble on the calendar.   
Long mornings in pj’s. 
We ignore the rest of the world while we devour cookies at 10am because no good cartoon should be enjoyed without chocolate goodness.
We roll miniature cars down the slide, and make animal sounds as we crawl around the floor.
We make up silly songs and dance in the kitchen while lunch heats up.
And somewhere between giggles and our cat spazzing around the house, we get sleepy.
Then retreat to your room where you pick your 3 favorite books and throw them in my lap. I cringe at your choices, but it’s ok.
We plop in that big, cozy recliner…and rock away, reading the same 3 books 10 times or more.
I put my all into every word, making different voices for all of the characters. I listen to you laugh and question and even start making up your own version of the story.
You snuggle in closer and I squeeze you tighter.
Sometimes I forget how wonderful it is to just sink my everything into a single moment with you; to forget the ”to do” lists floating in my mind that forces me to rapidly whip through book pages.
These stories, the ones you love to get swept up in,  lose their emotion,  their vitality, and their whimsical way of sparking your imagination all because I’ve got something do to the minute I finish this book.
But on these days, all we have is time together.
These moments center me and reminds me what is most important.
This is my favorite time with you.
A Momma and her son.
Family.





24 comments:

  1. That sounds like...bliss! Here'd hoping you get many more of those lazy mornings with your son. :-)

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    1. I need to MAKE time to do this more often - revel in the simplicity and just simply be. I am guilty of letting the busy-ness of life take hold.

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  2. Very heart warming Mandy. My granddaughter and I share the exact same moments as you and your son. Thanks so much for sharing.

    http://darlenebnemeth.blogspot.ca
    http://mylittleshopoftreasures.blogspot.ca/


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    1. Hi there! I'm so thrilled to meet you, Darlene -- I'm venturing over to your blog shortly!

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  3. so sweet. sometimes we need to "stop and smell the roses" www.styleoyster.blogspot.com

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    1. We don't do enough of that, do we? I believe it's taken me years to learn this; to see how quickly childhood passes by with my 13 and 11 year old. I've finally learned to soak it up this time around.

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  4. What a wondrous way to spend the day. I'm glad you shared this little peek with us.

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    1. I'm glad you said that -- thank you -- it means a lot!

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  5. I love this!! The life of a momma is such fun. ;)

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    1. Hi Hayley, sweetie! No doubt, life of a momma is incredibly fulfilling. I thank God for putting these babies in my arms.

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  6. This is beautiful. Appreciating the little things we do together is so important :)

    Best,
    Danielle
    http://awriterinlove.blogspot.com

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    1. You're so right, Danielle, it's often the little things that matter most. It's taken me years to learn how true that statement is. Absorb every second of it, and try not to overlook the wonder amidst the simplicity.

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    1. Thank you, Kelly -- I appreciate that very much.

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  8. I really needed this today...thanks for posting.

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    1. Hey you, my new friend! I'm so glad to be of inspiration to you -- thank you for that sweet comment. xoxo

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  9. So absolutely beautiful!! This is what makes me hate working! I miss that time with my boys!

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    1. Oh, I work outside the home, too. It's not often that I get days like that I mentioned above. I only advise that you take advantage of it when you can, lovely!

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    1. It's wild how sometimes we anticipate a free weekend, and just as soon as we are upon our Fridays, the weekends are suddenly jam-packed with to-do's. I need more empty squares!

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  11. What a sweet post. I love sitting with my little girl on laid back days reading books. Granted, at 19 months, her attention span is about 30 seconds, but I still love the mini cuddle sessions that books bring us. Thanks for stopping by my blog today, Mandi!

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    1. The pleasure is all mine, Jelli! Thank you for your sweet comment. I hope and pray for an over abundance of cuddle sessions for you and your little! xoxo

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I am incredibly grateful for your comment! I will respond as soon as possible. XOXO, Mandi

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