Joining with five minute Friday on the topic of look and incorporating it into my topic of waiting, Find out all about FMF here.
I waited for each of them to sleep through the night. (One took longer than the other.) I waited for crawling and "mama" and first steps. And on some weary days I find myself waiting for more independence, for diaper freedom, for meals where they will be able to cut their own food.
And in all of this waiting I sometimes forget to look. I forget to look at the Duplo towers and houses made from leftover boxes. I forget to look at the way they giggle with delight at the simplest things - a wrestling match on the floor. I forget to look at the messes that I clean up every hour and the endless piles of books I read to them as a gift of creative kids who don't require endless tv - they just want endless me.
Each phase of childhood - and as a result mommyhood - has it's trials and it's blessings. I hope that I don't get so busy waiting to be out of this phase's trials that I miss looking at the blessings.