Friday, March 22, 2013

The Small Things

If there is one thing I have learned in my short time as a mama its that the little small things that I do throughout the day with my two little ones leave the biggest imprint in my mind and in theirs.
 Even if at the end of the day they may cause me to
 clean a little longer, I know when I lay my head down to sleep at night I have done the best I can for my girls.

Like the walks down the paths surrounding our house, even if its just for a few minutes.

Long baths I let them take and tea parties we have while they take them.

Fancy dinners my oldest lives for. All the fancy part consists of is a table cloth, silverware rolled in napkins, candles, and classical music. 
Reading the same book to Lainey twenty times in a row.

Letting Madison make the brownies all by herself, despite the mess I have to clean up afterwards.

Letting her paint her heart out, sometimes for a couple hours at a time.

I saw this quote last week on Pinterest and it really hit the nail on the head. 
While I have great parenting days full of joy and fun, I also have plenty of days full of tantrums and grumpy little nap skippers. 

I just try and squeeze all of the goodness out of each day I have. 

After all they won't stay little for long.

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