Tyler was a little cray today. Typical Tuesday because he got to sleep in this morning, and didn’t really nap this afternoon. Getting him ready for bed was a struggle. Pajamas, brushing teeth, putting on his creams, it all took forever and he thought it would be more fun to throw things than to cooperate. I told him no book tonight because he wasn’t listening to me (typical 2 year old behavior!). Just as we finished up he said to me “goodnight truck book mama”. How could I say no? The book is called “Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site” and we read it every night. I found myself reading pretty fast because I really wanted to finish the book and for him to get to bed. As I was reading I thought to myself that these nights are numbered. In a few years he won’t want me to read to him. So I slowed down, read every word (yes I’m guilty of skipping words!), and we even read another book. I won’t take this time for granted because one day I’ll miss it. I’ll miss the snuggle time, bedtime books, and bedtime kisses. I love being his Mama.
Three years ago Pat and I decided we didn’t want to cook dinner and went out to eat. It just so happened to be Mother’s Day. As we sat down I and looked over the menu I saw the waiters bringing over roses for all of the mothers. I started feeling very uncomfortable. I said to Pat “they better not bring me a rose”. He asked why. I said it was because I’m not a mother, and what if we never had children? I would remember this forever, the day I got a rose on Mother’s Day and wasn’t a mother. Funny thing is that I was. Little did I know that I was maybe one week pregnant. Now I will always remember my first Mother’s Day flower.
Happy Mother’s Day to all of the Mom’s out there. I’ve never know true love til I became a mother.