I have only been a stay at home Mom for about 10 weeks now. You would think staying home all day without having a car to drive would be quite discouraging. I must say, that's not been as discouraging as some may think. Staying home with my children has been a wonderful blessing. However, I do find the evenings a bit discouraging. More because I'm ready to wind down, and I can't seem to clean up dinner until after Jewell is in bed. Who wants to clean up the kitchen at 8 PM? NOT ME! So last night, I asked Matt to play with Jewell so I could just clean the kitchen right after dinner. I was desperate for an evening of no cleaning. He was very willing of course. A few minutes into cleaning and I noticed they weren't playing with her toys. He was teaching her how to play on the Wii! It was absolutely hilarious.
I did take a few pictures, but I was also able to get the kitchen cleaned before Jewell went to bed :). What a blessing! I had a much needed relaxing evening...ha, well we played the Wii too. It was a nice break.
This morning, I was reminded on a blog that it's important to teach your child how to play in his room on his own. I have had a bit of an issue with taking a shower in the mornings. Jewell always ends up destroying the bathroom while I shower. So today, I decided that was the end of that. I put her in her room (with the door open this time) and encouraged her to play with some of her favorite toys. She had so much fun. She did end up finding her way to my bedroom, but she had a blast with her toys too. I was thrilled.
Here is a Mommy/Daughter picture :).
These few things may seem small, but they mean the world to me. The little things really do add up for this Mommy! ;)