Monday, October 26, 2009

This weekend...

This weekend was all about KayLynn and Momma. Lately KayLynn has been learning so fast and trying to do so much that it has been hard to have fun as well as discipline. She wants to do everything for herself and when she can't or I wont let her... lots of teaching moments.

I was getting so tired of coming home and getting after her all evening till bed time. So this weekend I decided to spend every minute with her having fun. We took walks, played games, sang songs, danced (and danced, and danced!) and cuddled. We played with my big fuzzy robe and we played with the pillows in the living room! For this weekend we had more fun and less discipline. She was so caught up in playing with me that we had much less drama.

I could have filled the washer with dirty clothes or the dryer with wet clean clothes. I could have filled the dressers with dry clean clothes. I could have filled the sink with dirty dishes and the drying rack with clean ones. I could have filled the shelves with toys and books. Instead, I filled a little girls heart with love. My little girl.

This weekend gave me a glimps of my daughters heart. She doesn't need lots of toys, or to have her own way. She needs her momma.

*Just for this morning, I am going to step over the laundry, and pick you up and take you to the park to play.
*Just for this morning, I will leave the dishes in the sink, and let you teach me how to put that puzzle of yours together.
*Just for this afternoon, I will unplug the telephone and keep the computer off, and sit with you in the backyard and blow bubbles.
*Just for this afternoon, I won't worry about what you are going to be when you grow up, or second guess every decision I have made where you are concerned.
*Just for this afternoon, I will let you help me bake cookies, and I won't stand over you trying to fix them.
*Just for this evening, I will hold you in my arms and tell you a story about how you were born and how much I love you.
*Just for this evening, I will let you splash in the tub and not get angry.
~I dont' know!


sarah said...

so sweet, tina! You are a good mom!

Hinman said...

Good for you!! I love to play with the kids

Andrea Kristeen said...

Tina, you are awesome!

Tina said...

As sad as it is, I don't get lots of time to play with her. I do get bath/story/bed time, but its never enough, is it?? The toughest balancing act there is.