Life is busy. Crazy. Not enough hours in the day. Rushing around, tripping over toy trucks and piles of washing. Flustering about the lack of vegetables consumed in the last 24 hours. Grabbing a quick shower. Writing 'to do' lists - adding to them and rarely crossing anything off.....it's bonkers most of the time and manic the rest.
But among all the rushing and nagging and worrying, there are moments. Quiet moments. Funny moments. Amazing moments.
Like yesterday, when this conversation took place in the car on the way back from the shops where I had bought my 3 yr old a new 'army' sun hat.
Me: "Do you like your new hat then?"
Him: "Mummy. I love it soooooooooo much that I can't even smile."
Moments like my five year old pulling my hand eagerly into his school classroom at the open evening last night and proudly showing me his spring colouring book and his daffodil and his handwriting and his wonderful drawings and asking me whether he starts Senior Infants next week or next year?
Moments like at the weekend when I'd dragged a summer skirt out of the back of the wardrobe and thrown it on to be greeted with, "Oh, mummy. I love your....that....'thing' (pointing at the skirt)...it is sooooooo beautiful."
Moments like an unexpected 'I love you mummy' when you're chopping carrots.
Moments like a 'cafe' hastily thrown together on the garden table with juice in the teapot and fairy cakes just baked and out of the oven and cries of 'Cafe Lady, please can I have something else to eat at the cafe'.
Moments like realising your 'fussy eater' isn't actually all that fussy any more as he eats a green bean and says, 'Mmmmmmmm, that's delicious.'
Moments which we often forget to talk about, write about or acknowledge because it's just easier to complain about all the crap.
What 'moments' have you had recently?