The little things

It’s the little things in life that truly make a heart happy. The little “I love you mama”s, the joy on your child’s face when you walk in the room, when they want you to kiss their boo boos to make it feel better; the list goes on.

After a long, exhausting day at work I try to mentally prepare myself for the chaos that awaits me at home. Before heading home, I de stress by putting my hair up in a tight knit bun, taking off my jewelry and shoes, and making a pit stop at Dunkin’ Donuts to grab my usual medium iced blueberry coffee with cream and sugar. Yes, I sometimes drive without shoes; I prefer to feel the brake and gas petal with my bare foot.

On my way home, I am always anxious to see my boys. I smile just thinking about how they know I’ll be home soon and are probably watching the driveway for my car to pull in. Almost always, I can see one or two little heads peeping out of the window as I pull into the driveway. My four year old usually greets me by holding the door open for me and saying “momma you’re home!” My 7 year old will ask “Hi Mom, how was work today? Did you make a lot of money?” HAHA. I love that kid 😂

Sidenote: I bartend. Some days are super busy and the tips are great, other days are not. My oldest is always interested in how much money I make.

The momlife is stressful and exhausting but soooo rewarding. All of the giggles and silly games they play are very entertaining to watch. I love listening to them use their imagination to create games and pass the time. Oh, and those deep belly laughs that my 4 four year old has are contagious. I can’t help but laugh at him as he is hunched over holding his belly and laughing so hard he can’t breathe.

I love how my kisses make boo boos disappear. They will come find me, limping all the way, and crying uncontrollably. As soon as I kiss that little boo boo, all of the sudden, their limp is gone and they are magically all better 😂.

Or when I tuck the boys into bed and two minutes later one of them gets out of bed and walks into the living room just to tell me “momma, I just love you so much”. That just melts my heart !

There are so many little things that the boys do that make my day everyday !