We've been fighting off a cold over here which means a lot of snuggling and napping and drinking orange juice. And maybe a little Indiana Jones watching thrown in for good measure.
Despite all the sniffles, I really treasure this time I have at home with the kids. The little things we do. The little things I get to know about them... things only mama can remember. like how at the slightest glimpse of the sun shining through the clouds Akemi will yell look mama! it's beautiful sunny day! or how she calls her rice cereal puffies or how she thinks everyday is her birthday and says my friends! you remembered my birthday!
or how Henry loves spending hours reading the nature encyclopedia and how he's always right beside me in the kitchen saying he's little chef and I'm big chef. or how he eats a bowl of carrots every day. and starts almost every sentence with but then happened...
how the kids run and line up every night when I say vitamin time! and Henry says everyone else brushes his teeth too hard, only mama does it right. That's me. I get to be that person! That person who makes them happy and soothes their little souls... and knows exactly the right ratio of carrot to mango juice they like in their little cups. I am so thankful to be that person.
Do small things with great love. -mother teresa