I should be coloring with her at her table, playing in her colorful tent, reading a book in the corner or kicking a plastic ball around the family room to score that amazing goal between the living room pillows. I should be laughing, giggling or tickling her sweet feet. I should be doing all the things I can to spend those precious few hours with her at this tender age. After all, those two hours go by like a flash and I’m jolted back into Mom mode of getting my house clean and organized again.
I only get two hours. I need be present in them. The dishes and cleaning can wait until she goes to bed because right now, I need to just be with her. I need to model what a mother should be and that’s being present with and for them. After all, being present is my word of the year and I need to keep reminding myself to be in the moment with her.