Friday, November 19, 2010

Filling the Cup

Yesterday I didn't go to Smug-Sister's house. Her husband was off work so he was able to care for the baby and had a day "off". I went and got the oil changed in my car and then headed home. I stayed home all day. I didn't clean the kitchen, do laundry or even straighten up the clutter. I played with my daughter.

I held her and rocked her and nursed her and played with her all day long. The TV played all my recorded shows in the background, but we played!!

She would take off around the coffee table and I would chase her.

She would crawl down the hall and I would chase her, pulling at her feet until finally pulling her back to me and covering her in kisses.

She would bang on this little keyboard and it would respond with "music" then she would look up at me and grin and I would clap.

She hides behind the large chair in the living room, then peeks out at me and when we make eye contact, she giggles and ducks back behind the chair.

She would tilt her face up to me and I would cover her cheeks with kisses, then pull her onto my lap and she would cover my face with wet, open mouth "kisses" of her own.

I would lay her down on the floor and blow bubbles on her belly and she would giggle, when I stop she would look up at me expectantly and I would repeat.

My house is cluttered, the dishes are stacking up, the laundry is everywhere, I'm running out of clean diapers, and and the trash is starting to overflow. But... my daughter is loved and happy and her little cup is overflowing too. She needed this time with her mama and her mama needed this time with her. Everything else can wait!


  1. the cleaning a scrubbing can wait till tomorrow, for babies grow up, we've learned to our sorrow, so quiet down cobwebs, dust go to sleep, I'm rocking my baby, and babies don't keep ~ I think this is my most favorite post, even though "things" weren't done isn't amazing the tranquillity that filled your home!