One of my biggest regrets as a mother is not taking the time to soak up the "little" moments with my oldest son when he was a baby. Yes, he's only four and we've had plenty of time to bond, HOWEVER I was a teacher full-time until my second son was born, and because of that, I felt like the baby stages with my first son were rushed. Mostly by ME. I spent the days stressing about getting to work, picking him up from his sitter, getting home and cooking dinner, bath time, bed time and packing for the next day...repeat this cycle mon-fri!
Now that my dream of staying at home became reality when my second son was born, I told myself to truly TREASURE the moments I have with my boys!
This means soaking up the small, little moments that make me smile each day.
I have been at home for a year and a half and I find myself getting "busy" with cleaning, cooking, laundry, picking up...
...then I have to remind myself that these boys are MY LIFE. My husband and I love to sit and just watch them! They are SO entertaining and funny, even when they are not trying to be! Jacob is growing up so fast, he's no longer my baby boy. He loves his friends at school, loves to play outside and he is 110% BOY. Justin is easy -going, loves to laugh, very laid back unless you make him angry(which his brother manages to do, daily).
So, the next time I find myself cleaning the house like a crazy woman, picking up the toys strung all throughout my house, or doing 5 loads of laundry in one day, I PROMISE to STOP and soak up these "little" moments with my boys! I had wanted to stay at home since November 8,2006(the day my first son was born) and it was not possible then. I am SO grateful that my husband gave me this gift! I can take advantage of it at times, but for 2011 I will make sure each smile, laugh and much more is soaked up by their Momma!!!!