Sometimes my mind starts racing as I work on projects here at home from chores to sewing orders. I've sat the four year old in front of her shows, and the other one is at school so no worries, right? Ya, it's OK I can tell my brain....but man oh man, the days I flip the tables the world around here changes. And that's a big deal.
Today, the day of no excuses and no more "just a minutes or hang ons."
11:50 Hope and I packed up our lunches and drove into Emma's school to eat with her. Gosh, I just love seeing that serious face walk into the cafe' with eyes wondering every direction....then spot ya, and her eyes light up and become fixated on the little sister and mom as the speed in her step increases when she gallops to us. Better yet, she tags one of her friends and even though I can't hear them, I can read Emma's lips, "do you want to sit with me and my mom?" The friend's smile about pops her cheeks off and they both are moving fast now. And then two more join our table. These girls are gems. I love the friends Emma has chosen. They laugh, they take turns talking, they talk at the same time, then laugh some more. Emma, the ring leader (yes would you have ever imagined that?) sits with barely a gap between us. This was a big deal to her.
When we get home, I spot the princess tower game set up. ....and I spy game. .....and match game. But my list, what about my list? Whatever, I got a little game playing to do. (add in some hot chocolate too.) Fun stuff to watch the wheels in Hope's head while we play the games. She's four. She loves four year old stuff. I love watching her love four year stuff. No pushing her to the next level or learning something new, just good 'ol four year playing. This is a big deal to her.
Not the day I set out to have, but it was a day that we had.
My job is a big deal...when I take time for the little things.