Not Today

I have 2 children, a 4 year old daughter and 7 year old son. Of course, now they are at the age that they don’t take naps very often. As a parent, we all know how valuable nap time is. It’s the quite time, the get chores done time, the time to myself time. I remember when my children where at the napping age, if I had to rock them or hold them until they fell asleep, once the mission was complete off to their beds they went. Mommy would then have her 1 or 2 hours of free time to do whatever. With this being said, just the other day, after my daughter spent a long afternoon playing at her grandma’s house, she came home and took a nap. For the first time in a while. Heck, I think out of the whole summer she maybe took 2 or 3 naps. Now, normally when my daughter does take a nap, she will tell you she’s tired and lay down on the couch or in her bed and go to sleep. But, on this day, she didn’t fall asleep in her bed or on the couch. She climbed up in my lap, snuggled her little head up on my chest, stuck her thumb in her mouth and went to sleep. I looked around the house at the dirty dishes that needed to be cleaned, laundry that needed folding, vacuuming that needed to be done and I thought to myself “not today”. Could this be the last time my baby girl wants mommy to hold her while she sleeps. I couldn’t even remember the last time she wanted me to hold her while she slept. Of course we snuggle in her bed before she goes to sleep at night but, she’s a big girl now, and pretty independent. She likes to do things her way and prove she’s not a baby. But she will always be my baby. So no, the chores did not get done. They will always be there waiting. Cherish every minute with these beautiful gifts we are given. The chores will always be there, but before we know it, time goes by, and we are left wondering where it went.

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Mandy Vinson

I am Mandy Vinson and I am a singer/songwriter, author, blogger, and on occasion and dabble into poetry. I am a wife, a mother of two children and a child of God. My hobbies include playing games with my kids and spending time with my family, being outdoors, writing, playing guitar, and singing.

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