Hey everyone !! Can't believe it's been so long since I had a chance to post, but between 3 weddings, mountain getaways and good old camping, this summer has been a bit crazy for us :)
I want to get a little bit sentimental today which isn't something I normally do but as I was tidying up the living room after I got P down for bed I couldn't help but smile as I straightened out the picture frames on the feature wall in our living room. I straighten these frames multiple times a day, and I've often been annoyed by their constant disarray, but on this day they were crooked because early in the day Paisley had climbed up behind me and perched herself on my shoulders at the top of the sofa before proceeding to 'braid my hair'. Now I don't know about most two year olds but P certainly hasn't mastered the art of hair braiding yet, but it was so sweet how she gave it her all and it was such a beautiful moment to spend together.
I certianly owe moments like these to my freelance work in PR. Instead of rushing out the door at 7 am to drop paisley off and make it to an 8 am office job I am lucky enough to have the freedom to sit in on hair braiding sessions until we get going at 10 am, or to make some yummy raspberry and yogurt parfaits together, Paisley of course getting smears of raspberry juice on her face, war wounds of fun!
So while straightening picture frames a million times day or letting my little one throw up right into my cupped hands after she looks up at me with eyes of desperation, I will gladly do it over and over again if it means I have her. I wouldn't trade in any typeof lifestyle or perfect parenting ideal for the amazing smiles, giggles and screeches of excitement she shares while paddling herself around in the pool on her own for the first time or when she asks me to sing songs for her like the 1972 version of 'Lean on Me' by Bill Whithers ( this kid hasawesome musical taste by the way ) .
I treasure every moment with my incredibly bright little sassy monkey. Kids do really flip the switch on your life in a profound, messy, scary and amazing way. Can't wait to be right beside her as she explores all of the wonder this world has to offer her curious soul.