August 30, 2016

Seven Thousand Words

How to you keep up with a three-year-old? The energy level, the never-ending questions, the stubbornness, and new-found vocabulary and understanding of the world around them. I struggle daily trying to entertain, teach, guide, and just keep my little ones alive. Most nights I go to bed exhausted, impatient, and feeling like I could have done more, but there are some days when I know that I nailed it - that I was a great mom to my boys. When they go to bed smiling after their prayers, with full bellies and happy hearts I know that I have done my job.

One of the biggest challenges that I face as a SAHM (stay at home mom) is monotony. The knowledge that if I'm not prudent, every day could look the same as the last - breakfast, playtime, lunch, quiet time, playtime (again), dinner and our nightly routine. I try to fill the days and weeks up with playdates, trips around town, and arts and crafts but there are some days when we just chill - nothing's planned and it can lead to a lot of restlessness. Those restless days add up quickly when the weather isn't conducive to outside play. Which is why the other day instead of suggesting yet another movie on the couch, I decided to embrace my inner three-year-old.

I took my oldest outside and we played in the rain. We danced and sang and caught raindrops on our tongues. We laughed until our bellies hurt and I went to sleep that night knowing that I had a happy boy under my roof. We shared a few minutes together that I hope he enjoyed and that I will always remember.

So if a picture says a thousand words then here are 7,000 words to warm your heart.

Boy smiling and playing in the rain

Boy playing in the rain

Boy catching rain on his tongue

Boy playing in the rain

Boy playing with umbrella in the rain

Boy playing with blue umbrella in the rain

Smiling boy in the rain

As a mom how do you keep things fresh for your children? How do you discover activities and events in your area? How do you embrace your inner three-year-old?

Be Blessed,
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1 comment:

  1. Singing in the rain is definitely a must, he's so cute your son :)