August 12, 2014 - A Note To Myself
Today Sloane pooped on the cream rug in the nursery. You saw it and yelled "Noooo!" as Sloane stepped right in it and proceeded to cry. Jude was temporarily put in his crib and Sloane was given another bath (she'd just had one). As for the rug? Warm soapy water and white vinegar to the rescue.
Today the twins poured Thumbs' food all over the kitchen floor. After you'd picked up every single piece, they dumped it into her water dish.
Today Jude picked up Thumbs' poop and brought it to you with a shy smile. It was the worst gift you've ever been given.
Today Sloane woke up with a runny nose and you wondered if another two-week cold was about to begin.
Today you talked to a friend about something she's going through that absolutely breaks your heart. It's a road you've traveled twice and no amount of empathy will fix it.
Today you read several tributes to a gifted actor who committed suicide. You teared up thinking about someone suffering in silence. Who else "has it all together" but is absolutely broken inside?
Today you ran a few errands and came home to both garage doors wide open. You were scared someone had broken into your home, but later realized you'd just been really, really careless.
Today you walked into the nursery and found your daughter in nothing but a diaper and smile because she'd removed her pajamas at some point during the night.
Today Jude woke up late and let you hold him for five beautiful minutes while he rested his head on your chest and wrapped his arms around you.
Today you played the song "Happy" for your kids and watched them dance with glee.
Today you sat in your car (in the driveway) while you waited for Michael to get home. You took a picture of Sloane's profile and it took your breath away. Such a sweet face.
Today Michael shook his head and smiled at your carelessness and reminded you that everyone makes mistakes (but politely asked you to check the garage door twice next time).
Today you sat on a newly cleaned rug and sang, "This Little Light of Mine" with the three brightest lights in your life.
Today you woke up with a smile and will go to bed with one too.
Today was a gift, albeit haphazardly wrapped.
(Tomorrow will too.)