If I’m honest, sometimes mothering seems like an endless to-do list.
There is the list of things to do before school each morning, the list of things to do each afternoon after school, and the list of things that need to be done each night before bed.
There are appointments to keep track of. Haircuts. Dental appointments and yearly doctor’s appointments.
But the other night, my son said something that made me stop and really just appreciate the moment. He was in the bath, covered with bubbles. And when I asked him if he was comfortable, if the water was warm enough, he didn’t just say “yes.” Instead, he said his bath was so good, so warm, so cozy that he felt like he was “swimming in hot chocolate.”
All I could do was smile and issue a quiet thanks for that moment. And for all the little moments in between the chores on the to-do lists.