“Now, more than anything, I want my kids to have a happy Mom.” -Jessica Turner
This quote spoke right to my heart. It’s easy to be busy. I work all day and evenings are full with chores and cooking and cleaning up and baths and packing lunches and getting jammies on and reading books (alllllll the books) and on and on… I do not want my kids to only remember Mama was busy.
So I’m trying to be intentional about taking time to show them that their Mama is happy. That means reading extra books every night with funny voices and listening to more of the kids’ funny stories. It means stopping to play play doh or tractors or blocks, even though I have unfolded laundry and unwashed dishes. It looks like putting down my phone and letting go of not crossing off everything on my to-do list.
Because at the end of the day, it’s not about who gets the most done it who has the cleanest house. It’s about making sure my kids are loved and we are happy and that we are making fun memories together.