I was reading something the other day that said we rarely have time to talk and complain if we talk and name all of the wonderful things we have in our life. I would have to say one of the most wonderful things that can happen to a working mom is to hear the following statement when you finally get back to your little one after a long day…”H had a great day! He was such a good listener! He played outside so nicely and followed directions all day!” Wow! What a powerful few sentences to make a mom feel so happy! Although I would love to have some hybrid working situation where I could work part time and then be home with H the rest of the time, it is not my reality. When I hear wonderful words like these, it really warms my heart and makes me so thankful that he’s having good days while I’m away. Definitely a simple pleasure of my day. Here are a few others…
Homemade Desserts – This one was an apple pie.
Who am I kidding!?!?! Any dessert! Especially one that’s pretty and enjoyed all alone with peace and quiet on a fall afternoon.
Seeing another change of seasons and all the excitement it brings as we decorate with pumpkins, plan family fun, and coordinate our fall outfits!
The Mr.’s sidewalk chalk art left over from a weekend filled with time together (NHJR For-Eva Yo!)
Other simple pleasures are a clean house, winds open and a breeze blowing in, a new haircut, seasonal produce, that instant when you finish a great run, open mouth kisses from a little one who hasn’t yet mastered the pucker, time with the Mr. where we don’t discuss any to-dos or logistically situations (even though we both secretly love logistics), a Friday afternoon the moment I pull out of the school parking lot, hugs from students, and oatmeal/almond butter/raspberry jelly desserts that double as health food! I’m going to enjoy one right now. What are your simple pleasures?