It was a typical busy weekend morning. I had been awake 15 minutes and already my presence was in demand from four others…
I was in my 5 year old son’s room trying to help him get dressed. He was dancing around, acting like his beautiful silly self, when I noticed my patience about to break.
“Miles, can you please stop dancing around?”
“Zoe is barking because she needs to go out. Ian wants me to help him with his computer. You asked me to help me get dressed. But, I haven’t even made my own tea or had a glass of water or even my breakfast.”
Then he laid it on me. Those wise-beyond-years words that this gift-of-a-child often lays on me…
“Oh! So even you need you!”
“Yes, Miles, even Mommy needs Mommy.”
Here’s wishing you some relaxed time to be present with those you love and those who love you–including yourself!