Today was pretty ordinary, I woke up just before 6 (actually, that is a sleep in, I’m usually up between 5 and 5:30), had a shower, made breakfast, put in a load of laundry, cleaned cat litter, got uniforms organized, got the children up at 6:30, made beds and breakfast, brushed hair and teeth. We were at school for 7:50 am, and I at work for 8:11. I worked a full day, leaving early today (4:30pm) with my heart fluttering to see my babies. I wrapped them in my arms when I saw them and we set off on our way home, arriving by 5:15 we delved into making crafts! As they happily made shapes with a fine motor activity, I snuggled my little girl who had a tummy ache. We ate some yummy dinner – rice, green beans, broccoli with cabbage and tofu, followed by “big juicy strawberries” which made everyone happy. Then there were books to read, feet to tickle, hugs to give, teeth to brush. My daughters tummy was better, but she was nervous about school tomorrow, which means she can’t sleep. Poor love. So as I finished some work, planned our summer and took care of the pets, she layed quietly in her bed (never causing fuss) and I eventually went in and rubbed her back until she fell asleep. My son, with his nasty cough, needed some extra concern too[nasty cough, be gone - said 10 x fast does make my wee boy giggle]. Both are excited about our special breakfast tomorrow, pancakes and my late start at work in the morning and thus, their later start at school. Both are counting the days until school is over and I am barely able to contain myself with excitement about spending more time with them in the summer (I’m taking a lot of time off!).
Today was ordinary – teeth to brush, laundry to do, hugs to give out, appointments to plan, finances to fret and fret over. And yet again, I’m blown away with gratitude about just how special these ordinary days are and just how much love I have for my darlings. I am blessed beyond measure, worries and all. I am learning to see life through the lens of thanks, thanks to them. I am head over heals in love with my two littles. I stand in awe at just how far the heart can fall.