Saturday, February 15, 2014

Being a yes mom

Sometimes I forget that schedules aren't all that important. Sometimes it's okay to, literally, stop and smell the flowers. Schedules aren't what is remembered in the years to come, it's the memories made. I've been trying to be more of a "yes mom". One more book before bed really won't hurt, even if the leggings and shirts don't match but she picked it out is really fine, 5 more minutes of playtime before eating dinner won't really make the food cold, even if Momma is tired and just wants to cuddle on the couch with a movie I can still get up and play toys.  

Routines are nice but they shouldn't dominate our life. I've also been trying to cut out the words, "hurry up". Melody is the slowest walker there, the slowest at anything. Walking to the car she has to stop and watch the bug, and stare at her funny reflection on the car, or stop and smell the flowers. She just likes to notice things, I love that about her. She always reminds me to look for the beauty in things. So instead of going right by all of those things we just leave the house earlier, to give my little noticer time to notice. 

I've also been working on being more "hands free", concentrating on what's important and putting everything else on the back burner. This means during Melody and I time no electronics and chores wait. My attention is solely on her. And she is wonderful, I get to pay more attention to the stories she comes up with and her little imaginative mind. 

I'm still working on it, but it's a start on me being a new and improved mom for my little girl,

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