Tuesday, July 14, 2015
the best teacher
You know that saying "sugar, spice and everything nice- that's what little girls are made of"? It could not be more true about our Mia girl! She is such a breath of fresh air and is constantly teaching me the sweetest little lessons!
Eric and I talked about taking Mia down to the beach our last evening in Mexico and making sand castles with her one last time, but Eric ended up not feeling well and decided it would be best if he stayed in the condo while Mia and I went and played. I was selfishly feeling sorry for myself because I was looking forward to that family time... as if Eric made himself sick so that he could miss out (can I blame this one on pregnancy hormones?) I was kind of in a rotten mood as we made our way down the beach and I picked a spot right next to the water. After dumping the bag of toys I quickly realized that the sand was far too wet to build anything, so we gathered everything up and moved further away from the ocean. I didn't want to be too far from the water knowing that I would have to make a million trips to rinse off all the toys before throwing them in the bag again, so again, I picked a spot that was too wet. After filling a bucket and having it crumble to a big lump after turning it over, I kindasorta pouted in the lamest way and told Mia that we needed daddy's help to find the good sand. She could totally sense my frustration as I told her we couldn't make sand castles because I messed up and picked the wrong spot. That sweet girl pointed at my lump of wet sand and said, "but YOU DID IT, momma!" with a huge smile on her face! I almost started crying right then. I was pointlessly mad about nothing which made for the worst companionship for Mia to be around... but that sweet, innocent and wise two year old lifted my spirits in the best way by letting me know how proud she was of me, even though my lump of sand was far from perfect! Then she asked me if I wanted to make pancakes with her instead... heck to the yes Mia girl! I nipped my rotten mood in the bud and put in my very best effort to be the play mate Mia deserved!
I'm not sure why I let a whole lotta nothing control my mood and almost ruin the evening, but thank heavens for my little girl who once again reminded me that it's the little things! Oh how I love her! I'm so thankful to be her mommy!
Posted by Courtney B at 6:00 AM