Friday, March 5, 2010

Just a random note....

So today in between clients I was hurrying to eat and pick up any left over items that might be seen by a human eye(heaven forbid a client come over and see something out of place and realize I am a simple human with a husband and 4 year old)?!
As I was putting all the pillows perfectly in place and hiding all the dirty dishes in the dishwasher, I suddenly stopped and soaked in the moment of the few leftover items from my son.
All to often I complain about wearing shoes in the house, sitting on the couch in play clothes, not clearing plates from the table or putting away your toys when your done. We always try to instill good manners, cleanliness, independence, and love but sometimes I take it to the extreme and forget my child is just that... A Child.
Once, long ago it was just Justin and I, doing as we pleased. Sleeping in til we wanted, staying up til we wanted, eating what we wanted, leaving the house when we wanted, going home when we wanted, watching what we wanted, saying whatever we wanted, washing clothes when we wanted, doing adult things WHENEVER WE WANTED!
And then, there was Dylan!
So, today as I hurried around to pick things up and put things away, I stopped and realized how grateful and truly happy I was to see a few things laying around. I tried to remember what it was like when superheros and cars weren't left behind. And when a basket of size 4T clothes was left in the dryer for 2 days. When we had to be at Debra's by 5. Or when 8:30 pm became the most AMAZING time of the day;}
I'm the most far from perfect mom there is and I raise my voice over the dumbest things but today in it's simplest form I remembered that I am the most perfect mom..... for Dylan.

A superhero magnet left behind on the chair

A face down Ironman on the living room floor

Watch out below Batman. Leftover from breakfast on the kitchen floor


Nicole said...

Um if this is your mess, we can longer be friends. It will make me feel bad about myself! Cute post. And I guess I can be friends with someone who is cleaner, just this once!

** Adrian ** said...

Kara that is the CUTEST post ever!! Dylan is SOO lucky to have you as a Mom! You are amazing!!! I feel so lucky to to have you as a friend! Thank you SOO much for the comment you left on my blog. It seriously made my whole week!! You have such a way of lifting people up! I am so grateful that you took the time to help me feel better about myself. I am going to take your advice & find something JUST FOR ME! Thanks again... you are the GREATEST! ;)

holli said...

What a cute post! You are the best mom ever...and the HOTTEST one at that!!! Dylan and Justin are so lucky to have you in their lives...but so am I. I don't know what I would do without you! I LOVE you so much!

Neilson Family said...

You are a GREAT Mom!!! I totally know how you feel with the "mess". But without those messes we would be bored. ;)Dylan is a lucky little dude to have such great parents.

Marcae said...

That is the sweetest post. It's easy to forget all the small things! Being a mom is the BEST!

Meladie said...

I just love this post, and I needed to read this post today! Its easy to get so busy that you forget to stop and enjoy the simple little things about our kids that we will miss one day.

Megan Andersen said...

It is truly what life is all about! Thanks for the reminder.