{Mommy Monday:That night we had a slumber party}

I just had the best slumber party ever.

We ate left over spaghetti together in mommy and daddy's big kind sized bed while watching Winnie the Pooh on Netflix. Isn’t this what Netflix and chill is all about (probably not what the cool kids mean when they say it)? We went over signs (we love baby sign language at our house) and talked about all the colors of the characters in the movie.

My most favorite part was the little arms wrapping around my neck to cuddle up next to me whispering, "I Nuv You Mommy!" This night go me thinking about what becoming a parent is all about. The moments that are fleeting and otherwise lost in the routines and schedules of every day. Taking time to pay direct attention to and focus on your child however difficult it may be. It's easy to allow the demands of managing a household to suck up your intentions to know your baby{ies} but I promise you, when you carve out time you won't be sorry you did. 

She is my first born, my teacher, and I have learned so much about myself and what’s really important to me in life. All because of her.  Having a second child made life busier and even more overwhelming and I was starting to feel the pressure of not being available to them even though I was home everyday. I never realize the power of slowing down and actually being there. What just lying in bed with her would do, oh the perspective!. This slumber party made my heart bubble over with excitement and joy; watching her, my little big girl growing way too fast.

There could be toys everywhere and dishes flowing over the sink, but you know what? I've decided I really don’t care. I was born a Type A personality so becoming OCD was inevitable. But honestly, I don’t allow it to take over my life anymore. There will never be another day like the current one, so I have chosen to live it up as best I can. This means embracing the clutter and seeing the beautiful mess that plays in the center of it.

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I have learned to ignore the clock and focus on the discoveries my children make one second, one minute, one day at a time. All of the 'adulting' will be there later.  Time, however, will never slow down when it comes to my babies. Through them, I have learned to chill out and savor the beautiful chaos surrounding me and let go of the pinterest ideas of motherhood. It's hard but oh so worth it. With each waking moment  that I have on this earth, I look forward to kicking motherhood's booty!

...are you with me?...