Happy Memorial Day weekend! Kind of a bummer, my brother and Megan, his girl friend, who I miss so much was suppose to come visit. This tropical storm has canceled our boat day plans and we are cooped up inside all day. At least my grass is happy.
Kora is growing so fast. Being a mama of three is becoming busier and busier by the day. She slept a lot in the beginning but girl friend is 5 months old and hanging with the crew bringing all kinds of personality into our life. She is the happiest baby as long as I’m holding her. We are going through a little bit of a mommy attachment phase. I’m loving it and not loving it all at the same time.
I think the hardest thing about being a mom of three, for me, is having less opportunity throughout the day for that individual one on one time that they crave so much. I am always with Kora, usually holding her, but even while nursing her I’m distracted; Roland and Kyla are climbing ontop of us or I’m potty training Kyla or just preparing the kid’s lunch or snack. There’s always multiple someones or somethings that need my attention. One of my favorite mommy moments are when I get to connect with my babies and see them for who they are and truly listen to what they have to say. Making that one on one time together a priority has always been important for me as a mom and with one more little bundle in the house, I’ve had to be more intentional about it. My daily goal or “one minute rule” as I call it, is to set aside time, as little as one minute a day, with each one of them individually. One hundred and ten percent of my undivided attention. Sometimes one minute is even a challenge and sometimes we get lucky and it turns into five or even ten minutes. I’ve noticed myself feeling so much more fulfilled each day because of it. These photos are from my “one minute” with Kora a few weeks ago. It’s the best!
Hope you enjoy the long weekend, and lets teach our little ones what Memorial Day is really about.
May God bless and comfort the loved ones of those who gave their lives for our country.