If I could turn back time, the one thing that I would change is the time I had wasted getting a myriad of things done when my little one needed me.
I will stop baking those cookies when he whines and whimpers because he wants to be cuddled.
I will stop doing those laundry when he wants me to sit him on my lap and read a book to him.
I will stop washing those plates when he wants me to just sit down and play with him.
Nowadays, as he gets older, he understands the meaning of "wait". And, I compromise by stopping whatever I'm doing when he clearly indicates that he needs me to help him get something done.
Not perfect yet, sometimes I just want to hide in a corner when he starts to want me to do this or that. But we're getting better in syncing our needs. :)
Reminding myself again: When in doubt, choose the child.
The quote above tugs my heartstrings. When my little one was very young, I was ridden with guilt of having no other choice but to send him to the babysitter when I work. I hated being a working mom at that time. I was a total mess.
But God is good. He sends us a good babysitter. My little one thrives under her care. I'm at peace, but I don't take this for granted. I still make sure I spend a lot of time with him. My working hours in the office premise are shorter so that I spend a longer period of time to be with him until he sleeps. Then, I continue working from home to fill up my working hour's quota.
You know why? Because to a child, L.O.V.E is spelled T.I.M.E.
I won't trade anything in the world for more time with my little one.
Each time my little one calls me mama, it's momazing! My heart just swells with so much love that I don't even know I have!
Too harsh to your ears? Not for me. No one says motherhood is easy. There will be sacrifices. No point complaining about how tiring it is, how I wish this, how I hope that, yada yada yada. Sometimes, just suck it up. You are a MOTHER. Mothers are superheroes! :)
To be fair, we do need me-time too. So, just try finding the balance and improvise from there. Our little one won't stay little for long. One day, we will miss the times when they are so little and all they want is us.
The nicest Valentine's Day quote ever!!!
Words couldn't describe how magical it was!
Our journey on this path called motherhood is unique to our own family. There's no need to judge how other mothers are doing; it's not necessary to seek for their approval either.
I've learned this lesson well: take what others say with a pinch of salt and life is way better, not bitter anymore. :)
Such a lovely recipe: love, understanding, patience, generosity, laughter, kindness, faith, sunshine, joy, memories.
I'm far from perfect. But it's okay. My little one loves me and I love him very much too!
Fun read: 7 signs that your child loves you. I love this the most: He uses you as home base. :)