Motherhood can be dreadful and a painful process. Many days I feel like all I am doing is commanding orders or being their slave. Sometimes its too easy to be busy with all the ‘must do’s’ like preparing meals, laundry, cleaning, that sort of thing, to enjoy this SAHM lifestyle. Of course you have to do all the chores, but it rarely leaves time for much else, especially with three kids in diapers. Perhaps it’s because my kids are so young, but I feel like there is barely enough room in the day for the ‘want to’s’ (yes I realize that isn’t a real word auto correct. Just go with me on this), like simply playing with my kids, going to the bathroom uninterrupted or having a dessert I don’t have to share.
Which is why tonight was oh so special.
I believe there are few moments of true bliss and recently I was able to capture that with me and my petite posse. You see I suddenly discovered the you tube button on my smart tv. Suddenly disney sing-a-longs were happening at full blast with all of my children jumping into the mix. My daughter, who believes in her own future stardom, was a clear enthusiast holding our play microphone ready for her solo. My 2 year old music lover has been exhibiting his own a capella songs during lunches recently, and was definitely excited about this new living room adventure. My shy-please-don’t-look-at-me-too-long 3 1/2 year old was so excited he grabbed the nearest play guitar to jam with our little people family band. Even the baby, who is prone to rock out every time he hears a good beat, was in for the fun bouncing back and forth during an especially good tune.
For a moment, I was able to really enjoy the precious and rare moment where we were all legitimately having a wonderful time together. (Come on you know Candy land is ‘fun’ but a trying experience!) We were all in on the music/dance/fun train. We were all rocking out without a care in the world. Suddenly I can appreciate that these little people aren’t just my kids. They aren’t just the miniature humans that I must sacrifice and serve all.day.long. For once, I could see them as fun friends. And it was amazing.
Perhaps that family band isn’t such a pipe dream after all.
*potential 1st album cover* LOL