Monday, March 1, 2010

Tomorrow will be full of "Get to" moments



Lately, I have been waking before the boys and have been using those minutes to catch up on emails and blogs so when the boys rise from their long night of slumber, full of energy,  I am ready to give them my full attention and I am not distracted by this machine, that I must admit, I am slightly addicted to.

When I read posts like this one from the blog titled Moments With Love I am reminded to absorb each moment the day will bring.  It is a single blog post like this one from the blog This Isn't Getting Any Easier that reminds me that these days as a mother of two are flying by so fast. 

So tomorrow when we wake in our house, we have no where to be,  no one we are committed to.  Tomorrow will be a day full of "get to moments".  I have written about the "get to" moments as a mom.  Tomorrow I will pay a little closer attention to....

....hearing Charley pitter pat into the bathroom and then bound back to his bed to wait until a 7 appears on his clock.
.....hearing Henry yell, "MAMA!" when he is ready to get up.
.....lifting him up and out of his crib and having him respond, "Charley? stairs?"
.....making them breakfast and listening to them be silly while they gobble it up.
.....helping them pick out their clothes (it won't be long until I have no say in this).
.....deciding on what we will do with our time.
.....getting down and playing farm with Henry.
.....listening to Charley tell me about something Star Wars while I load the dishwasher.
.....a game of Go Fish, Uno, or Sorry.
.....zipping jackets and buckling seat belts.
.....changing Henry's diaper as he lays and and babbles about everything and anything.
.....reading stories and rocking Henry before naptime.
.....listening to the boys squeal when they here daddy walk through the door.
.....dinnertime as a family.

.....and so on.

Tomorrow I get to be a mom, a mom of two boys who I get to spend my days raising.  Tomorrow I will wake up to the gift of a positive perspective and I will see more 'get' to moments than 'got' to moments.

What do you "get to" do tomorrow?

This post is linked to Chatting in the Sky's Tuesday's Unwrapped and Steady Day's 30-minute Blog Challenge.
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38 comments:

Mary Joy @ Life Interrupted said...

That is such a powerful post. Thank you for reminding me to stop and hear the pitter patter around my house.

The Tompkins Family said...

A great reminder.

I get to stay home with my lovely baby girl and do whatever we feel like. How's that for a precious gift?!

Kim & Dave said...

What a great perspective! I am going to remember that-as I often feel like I am rushing from here to there-& forgetting the precious kiddos I am privilaged to raise.

The Homemaker said...

Well said. Thanks

melissa said...

it's so true! we GET to be mommies and it's the best job ever...even with all it's hard twists and turns.

Kellye said...

Oh wow! That is so true and isn't it awesome how just altering one ounce of perspective can change it all!!! Amazing! Thanks for sharing!

Get Real Girl said...

I need to remember the "Get To" moments. Thanks for the reminder. So many of these little things will be gone too fast.

brianna said...

My heart is refreshed by your words reminding me of all the little joys that make up this life as mom. Thank you.

Leslie said...

awesome! thanks for the reminder!

Kelli said...

Thank you for the reminder to live life with them!!!

Tracey said...

What a sweet post and a gentle remdinder to my own heart to slow down and absorb each precious day I have with my children.

Tracey said...

What a sweet post and a gentle remdinder to my own heart to slow down and absorb each precious day I have with my children.

Destri said...

'get to' instead of 'got to' I love that. It's amazing that no matter how many times I read posts like this....I always need them. Thank you.

shellycoulter said...

Thanks.

I read the post you linked about the smell of babies. I was just thinking about this last night when I couldn't put Sim into his crib because I kept nuzzling myself in his neck and breathing him in. It is the most amazing smell.

Hope your day is going well and you are enjoying all you "get to" do. :)

Hattie said...

Love, Love, Love this post! Great job. Thanks for being such a great example of what it really means to be a good mom...all those get to moments!

miel & company said...

love this idea! thank you for sharing and may you enjoy and revel in all of your "get to" moments!

Crazed Mama said...

Amazing!

Meghan said...

So true, and it's amazing how much better a day goes when you approach it as an opportunity rather than a chore. Thanks for the link! :) Kudos to you for getting up before your kids do; I'm still working on that one.

Melissa, Multi-Tasking Mama said...

Your perspective is inspiring! Thanks for sharing this with us today!

Barb said...

I've used "get to" often in my life, but many times when I suggest it to others they still moan and grumble............. this topic could go on and on. We get to: eat with loved ones, live in the Midwest, go to work, drive a car, people watch, listen to music, read and read some more, take bubble baths, call a friend, pray. It's endless, all the positive "get to" things we have in our lives. Thanks for the reminder! Can't wait to see all of you guys soon.

The Blue Zoo said...

Thats so sweet. Sometimes I get irritated with all my "get to's". But I really should remember that this time is fleeting.

Anonymous said...

today i GOT to watch my son learn to MOVE/crawl. SO FUN. i also GOT to watch my husband get excited about it. also-this weekend i GET to hang out with my sister, my mom and my nephews-all the lil guys together! RR

Ellemes said...

Refreshing perspective. Thank you for this post.

Kelly said...

What a great perspective. I'm going to try it. Today, I 'get to' play in the snow with my children and then we 'get to' drink hot cocoa together to warm up. I am a lucky woman.

se7en said...

That's a great 30 minute post... love the sweet words and the photograph is just perfect... Have a great week!

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Julie said...

Stopping by from FF. I'm a new follower. This is a lovely post thanks for reminding me how I "get to" cuddle with my baby at 3AM. Here I was complaining about being so tired!

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Following via Friday Follow.

I think we all need to slow down a bit and absorb those special moments that seem to fly by us.

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~Shelley~ said...

That is so sweet..what a great post! I need to remember those simple times, too. Mine are growing up way too fast!

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What a great reminder of all the things we "get to" do!

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I get to play trains and run around like a super hero with my sweet little boy.

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