I want to be a mom who plays “make believe” and wrestles and tickles and runs around in the yard.
I want to me a mom who makes up songs and reads stories in funny voices and accents.
I want to be a mom who climbs inside the sandbox instead of just watching from nearby.
I want to be a mom who finger paints and who says it’s okay to jump in puddles now and then.
I want to be a mom who helps out with building forts and takes camping trips in the back yard.
Sure, there’s laundry to get done and dishes in the sink. There’s a shopping list to make and a few cards to write. There’s emails to write and paperwork to do.
And getting those things done is important and good (and I will… eventually).
But there will always be a list of “to do’s” longer than the hours in my day.
So despite those long lists I want to keep perspective.
I want to be a mommy who spends time on the floor… Because I love the view from down here.