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Day 90: Ordinary Moments

The baby woke me up at 5:05 a.m. yesterday and whined, insisting on being held, all the live-long day. So by the time we were finished with supper I was aboooot (that's Canadian for "about") spent. Since their beloved father had a meeting, the pleasure of my company was requested at the evening hockey game in our basement. I couldn't play because of the aforementioned baby toddler holding, so I parked on a cushion with him on my lap and watched the game.

The baby handed me various animal figurines and we ducked flying (soft) pucks for around 35 minutes. Typically during this time of day, they are downstairs playing and I'm frantically cleaning or doing some sort of busywork upstairs. I was so pleased yesterday that I put all of my other things aside (mostly because I was too tired) and just watched them play for a half hour. They giggled and wrestled and they may have made it the full half hour without a fistfight, which I consider a huge blessing! I got caught up on their mad hockey skills, chanted "Fargo Force! Fargo Force!" for probably 5 straight minutes, and tried unsucessfully to get the baby to stop spinning until he fell down. And I loved it all. I also loved that I was sitting the entire time.

It's sad that I need these reminders to slow down and enjoy my kids for a few minutes. These ordinary moments with them are such a joy!

Aaaaand for my shareable link of the day: "The Power of a Single Life" by Jenny at Mama Needs Coffee.


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