17 March 2011

What Matters

{Late night thoughts)

What matters is not that the dinner dishes didn't get put in the dishwasher, but that there are 20 minutes of lullabies courtesy of Scout the night time cuddly pup.

What matters is not that my jeans didn't get hung up to dry and are still in the dryer, thus rendering themselves most likely too little for my French toast for dinner loving belly, but that there is a girl, who is mine, who will tunnel and spin her way into a rhythmic pattern of breathing while safely enveloped in my arms.

What matters is not that she isn't in her crib, but that we are one big happy co-sleeping family and it works for us. We like it that way. Hell, I like it that way. And so it goes and that's all that matters.

What matters is not that I should have cleaned the house while Sookie took an unprecedented two and a half hour nap, but that I put myself first and snuggled up in our bed to let the world wash away from my thoughts. I told my body I heard her cries for rest and I obeyed.

Here's to a new day  and loving ourselves as much as we should.


  1. i love this and your attitude.
    love you tahnie

  2. Amazing attitude, and this is the way I think too. My mom always gets on my case because the dishes aren't done or the house isn't clean by the end of the day. But I'm a mother and that really is more important than the daily tasks that can be put off. Time with your children is more precious. :)

    Following you from the Thursday bloghop! Hopefully you can visit us and do the same!

    Krissy @ Mommy Misc

  3. newest follower from the hop

  4. Hi! I ran across your blog from the Writer's Club at For the Love of Blogs. I just wanted to let you know how beautiful and inspiring this post is. You've really nailed down what really matters perfectly...should make us all think a little bit. :) Thanks for sharing!

  5. Cheers to that! I got the dishes into the washer, but not the clothes out of the dryer - and I'm okay with catching up on wonderful blogs instead. ;D

    Btw, I'm following from Tara's Blog Hop. :D

  6. Love it, this post just makes me smile!!!!!

    Thanks for being my 200th follower! You rock!!!! I hope you have a great weekend!!


  7. I'm so glad I found your blog! It's great! I came from WBH and if you'd like to follow me back:


  8. Hi, I'm your newest follower from the Tuesday blog hop. I love your daughter's name, Sookie. So cute. I love that you are co-sleeping, too. My daughters are both superindependent and loving, and we co-slept with each.

  9. A great attitude to have towards life. Remember all those important things in life is what makes a great life. Keep up the good work Momma! Stopping by from the @SITS #Commenthour!

  10. I love your outlook! I'm a new GFC follower.