There are so many things that I have learned to take for granted as an adult. When did the sunset become boring? When did making meals become a chore? How did I forget how beautiful the flowers, ladybugs & birds are?
Now that I have a child I get the chance to see the world from his eyes and what a curious, wonderful perspective it is! He finds joy & laughter in the things that I have trained myself to overlook which in-turn has helped me to appreciate those things again.
Now that I have a child I get the chance to literally stop & smell the roses. He loves the colors, the textures & the variety of flowers he sees. They make his nose crinkle & his smile grow big.
Now that I have a child I get the opportunity to chase the geese at the park, pick up the ladybugs in the backyard & hold the wooly caterpillar that scurries across the sidewalk.
Now that I have a child I get the joy of waking up in the middle of the night to rock my little man back to sleep. At first these mid-sleep wake up calls were more than annoying, but I have begun to cherish the late night snuggle sessions and the quiet bliss of 2 am.
Now that I have a child I get to wake up at the crack of dawn to experience the morning sunrise; something I have never truly appreciated since waking at 5 or 6 am didn’t exist. My son & I sit in the morning room and gaze at the pinks, reds and yellows of the morning sun – breathtaking.
Now that I have a child preparing dinner & making healthy meals is an exciting adventure, especially since he is captivated by what’s happening in the kitchen. I make fresh breads & applesauce regularly and have experimented with new recipes such as chicken zucchini fritters, stuffed shells and parmesan meatballs.
Since the moment I became a mother my world has been turned upside down; I live in a fast-paced, exhausted, mad world of a toddler & I wouldn’t have it any other way. The love I have for him is unexplainable, it’s just…wonderful.