Today promises to be a quiet day at home with the little lady. I love days like this, quietly spent enjoying my little girl, perhaps a little work will be fit into the spare moments throughout the day. Mostly I plan to take it slow.
I am sure I will spend much of my day in Cordelia's room. We will probably play with her toys, maybe a little creative fun, perhaps a little learning, but largely nothing.
I am learning as a parent that it is so important to leave empty spaces in the day. Important for her, because it allows her time to just be. Important for me because it gives me time to watch this girl and interact without distractions and to cement this time into my memory so that I can look back on it when I am an old woman and remember what a gift it was to be a mother to this little girl.
Today I will probably read every book she has a few times through, skipping ahead to the parts she enjoys most.
She will probably bring me all of her stuffed animals and insist that I hold them while dancing to music.
There will be cuddles and hugs and meltdowns and giggles and silence. Perhaps later in the day we will take a walk or have some visitors and that will be good too.
Yes, I am looking forward to this day very much. Now if you'll excuse me Cordelia has brought me several hats to try on with her...
What does your day look like?