Today, I realized something - to me anyway, very profound about motherhood. I think I may have known it all along, but it never spoke to me like it did today. No matter what I do, or how I say it, or what is in our schedule - if I put 100% into it, the turn around from Soren is always, ALWAYS double. He is my 200%. This is being a parent! The rewards - what we get back from our kids seems so much more than we could ever hope to put into it (I love it!).
The moment? We were winding down for the night - just had a bath, played puzzles with Monsters, Inc. in the background, drank some carrot juice, snacked on some grapes and then we headed over to the Lego table. I LOVE this Nilo table (Rick, honey - genius decision on your part). And so Soren and I play our usual, Momma makes a tower - Soren tears it down game and then I move on to the train. All I do is pour it out of the basket and he takes off. As I am watching him scoot around little cars, lift the bucket on the bulldozer and push it down saying 'beep, beep' in his adorable little voice, I realize it. I did what I could in that hour to have fun, stay busy - be creative and all I had really done is set the stage. Soren is doing all the imagining, he IS the show. He is such a joy to watch. To observe this little person make sense of this crazy world - it's awe inspiring.
His snuggles are 200%, his smiles are 200%, his laugh is 200% - he is my 200%. So, as usual - tomorrow I will set more stages and watch. In awe...
what are some of your outstanding parenting moments? those etched forever and/or leave you in awe?