Life at the moment is hectic. We seem to be constantly working on the house in preparation for when the baby is here and summer brings a myriad of school events and friend’s birthdays and parties which makes it feel like we are dashing from one thing to another and never getting to really enjoy the little things.
Once a week after school I take Bean to her swimming lessons. It’s not my favourite part of the day to be honest – we go straight from school and it is getting more difficult navigating the boiling swimming pool with two children and a heavy bump. This week there was a bad accident closing the road to the swimming pool so we had to drive the long way around and by the time we got there we were late and Jelly Baby was asleep.
Normally this would stress me out but I took the chance to appreciate this moment for what it was – I could sit there and watch Bean swim in peace without having to entertain a little one. I took the chance to update my diary with some important dates and actually had 20 minutes to myself for once.
Jelly Baby looked so peaceful sleeping in the pushchair – a double we had to buy as she still likes to do things like fall asleep at inopportune moments and I think I will need it when the baby comes. I know moments like this will come to an end soon enough though – she will be the one in lessons and the new baby will be snoozing in the pram. So I took the chance to enjoy this ordinary moment for what it was, my soon not to be littlest sleeping soundly – an ordinary moment in time which she will soon grow out of. So I enjoyed it while I can.
I’m linking this post up with Katie at Mummy Daddy Me…