I Did Something Today
Today I did something.
I created a memory with my oldest daughter that she will remember for a long time.
I was present for her. And we had so much fun. Do you want to know what we did?
We literally listened to music and danced around our kitchen for over an hour today.
Just her and I while little sister took a nap.
We laughed. We sang. We jumped up and down. We spun in circles until we were so dizzy we fell to the floor. And then we laughed some more.
My daughter has this uncaning ability to always take my anxiety that I feel and throw it out the window. She completely and totally takes my mind off of how my mind is making me feel. And she loves every second of the time we get just the two of us-which makes my heart so full.
It is incredibly easy to get caught up in every day stressors. Trust me, I know. I know how hard life can be sometimes. I know depression. I know anxiety. But children? Well they don’t. They are these tiny, innocent human beings.
They don’t know the trauma’s of life.
They don‘t know heartbreak.
They don‘t know the stress adults feel everyday. Or the depression. Or the constant fear and anxiety that surrounds us.
What my daughter see’s in me is just her Mommy. Someone to play with, to dance with, to color with. Someone who take’s her shoppiby, gives her snacks, and rubs her face every day before she falls asleep.
My daughter completely and totally took my anxiety away that I was feeling this afternoon and I am so grateful for her. I told her that I was too, and she looked at me, and whispered in her cute little voice “love you mommy”, laughed, and then jumped in my arms so I could spin her around some more.
I urge all the parents out there to take sometime and just be present for your children. Sit on the floor and color with them. Dance around your kitchen. Play hide and seek with them. Chase them around your house. Just be present.
You will seriously be so surprised what you can do for your child just by doing the things they like to do. And they will honestly surprise you in the way they are able to make you feel like a little kid again and to live in the moment. You won’t regret taking the time for them and ultimately for yourself.
You’ll make memories and will feel better about yourself at the end of the day. Your child will be so happy. And maybe, just maybe if you feel the anxiety like I do everyday, that will melt away and you’ll be able to be happy and laugh without a care in the world.