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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

the view from down here

I can’t remember spending this much time on the floor... ever.

One of the things that I decided early on in my journey toward mommyhood was that I wanted to be the kind of mommy who is not afraid to get dirty with my kids. I want to be a mom who plays “make believe” and wrestles and tickles and runs around in the yard. I want to me a mom who makes up songs and reads stories in funny voices and accents. I want to be a mom who climbs inside the sandbox instead of just watching from nearby. I want to be a mom who finger paints and who says it’s okay to jump in puddles now and then. I want to be a mom who helps out with building forts and takes camping trips in the back yard.

Sure, there’s laundry to get done and dishes in the sink. There’s a shopping list to make and a few cards to write. There’s emails to write and paperwork to do. And getting those things done is important and good (and I will… eventually). But there will always be a list of “to do’s” longer than the hours in my day. So despite those long lists I want to keep perspective.

I want to be a mommy who spends time on the floor... Because I love the view from down here.

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At May 27, 2010 at 2:03 AM , Blogger Unknown said...

It's a view you will continue to love and enjoy as Levi grows!

At May 27, 2010 at 9:18 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lovely blog. Your son is adorable. My twins are 7 and my son is 4 and I find myself still on the floor, playing intricate games only my children understand.
Enjoy your time with your son and photograph the world from his view.


At May 27, 2010 at 10:03 AM , Blogger Katie said...

what an adorable little wee man you have there! I have a little gent myself! Love you follower!

At May 28, 2010 at 12:18 AM , Blogger Louise said...

Agreed! Sometimes I start thinking - sigh - I have "x" to do - then I get down on the floor with her for whatever she's doing (which usually isn't too much - but she's smiling) - and I realize other stuff can wait!

At May 28, 2010 at 6:38 AM , Blogger Unknown said...

Ah yes, the floor is a very familiar place to me, too. It's a great place to be! Your son is absolutely adorable.

At May 28, 2010 at 9:13 PM , Blogger The Mommy said...

That sounds like a fun mommyhood!!
I would love to be like that too:)


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