It is raining today. That and a whole day at home. I am beside myself with joy. What shall I do?
Chores of course. They never end but that is okay. To be able to have time to actually start a load of laundry and see it through to folding is a rare treat. Usually I've been out running someone somewhere in between washer and dryer.
I must say "wait" and "just a minute" quite often to my youngest as I am always trying to finish something up because yesterday when she wanted to head out and swing, she asked if I was done with my chores. I try not to forget that this time when all they want and care about is good old mom is short. I am constantly reminded of this as when my older girls come in, I often have to go to them to say hi. We remind them to say hello when they get home, we want to know how they are.
Yesterday my babe saw a picture of my mom and I. My mom passed away before she was born. She asked who that was and I said my mom and her grandma and she asked was she nice and I nearly lost it. Yes, she was nice. She asked would she have liked her and oh someone put a knife in my heart, YES baby girl she would have loved you beyond measure like she loved your older sisters. My birthday is next week and for some reason that is the one day I miss my mom the most. I guess there is some kind of bond between a mother and child and your birthday was the beginning of your life and she gave that to you. Sigh, I miss her.