Today I want to share a story with you.
Earlier this week I had a truly pure moment with my 3 year old son. Let me give a little backstory first. The day before we had this moment was a really good day. You know, one of those days with minimal fighting, the chores got done along with extra projects, school and soccer practice went well, even bedtime had minimal struggles. My husband had even commented on how nice the house looked and how much I had gotten done that day.
Well, we all know those days are rare. So when the following day was met with children who refused to get dressed, (after myself being up for 2 hours during the night with the 20 month old) rushing out the door, no chores were done, projects were started but nothing finished leaving the house looking like a looter went through it, it was frustrating, to say the least.
And then just before we needed to go to get my oldest from school I was talking/venting out loud and said, “Ugh, I felt like I got nothing done today.” And, without skipping a beat, he goes. “Yes we did mommy, we made block buildings, we took Raylan to School, we watched a show, had smoothies for lunch, and you hung that picture on the wall.”
I cried. It’s amazing how perspective changes through the eyes of a child. What I saw as a day that was frustrating and unproductive, my son saw as a great day where he got to play with his momma. Even a few days later I’m getting tears writing this. His response was just so pure and true and has made me re-evaluate the way I look at my day. Every day is different, and if all I do is feed my kids and play with them, in their eyes, it will be a day well spent, and that is all that matters.