Little Miss Gigli is napping. There is SO much to do around the house. Laundry is overflowing. Bathrooms need cleaned. The lawn needs mowed. The list goes on and on. I look around and feel completely overwhelmed by the fact that there just isn’t enough time to get it all done.
Then I look at Little Miss Gigli’s messy playroom…
…and the shoes by the front door.
And instead of seeing a mess, I see beauty.
I see Little Miss Gigli’s imagination at work in her playroom. I see both of my girls going out for adventures in those shoes. I see their childhood.
It’s moments like these that things start to shift into perspective for me. One day, Ziti and I will have a disgustingly clean, immaculate house because the girls will be out with their friends. Going off to college. Starting families of their own.
One day, I will not be tripping over Dusty the Airplane in the middle of the floor. One day, I will miss it.
Note: Dusty is also a Lego. Super painful.
- Eat a slobbered filled Lil’ Crunchie all because the baby wanted to feed it to me
- Stub 3 of my toes (yes, 3!) and yell out “AAAhhh blahblahblah!!” and have the baby laugh at me. Which resulted in me laughing as well. Seriously … who laughs when they stub their toe(s)?!
- Dance to the Bee Gees “Stayin’ Alive” with my girls
- Say “No!” 73 times in one day
- Volunteer to be a part of the PTA. What?! I’m a PTA mom!?
- Take a stick to the face
- Watch and sing along to Blues Clues, Dora the Explorer, and even annoying Elmo’s World … just about every morning. Side note: Elmo totally hijacked Sesame Street and it’s not cool.
- Not vomit while changing a poopy diaper
- Not vomit while cleaning up scraped knees and all sorts of other gross booboo’s
- Not vomit while cleaning up vomit
- Be excited to make smores!! Trust me … this is my excited face.
I love being a mama! These two girls are truly the greatest kids in the world! I’ll clean up all the poop and vomit that I have to if it means I get to be their mom.