When I Look Into Their Eyes

When I Look Into Their Eyes

Sounds like a song, huh?

I’ve been struggling this summer.  Struggling with My Voice.  Struggling with The Tired.  Struggling to get it all done and put three meals on the table each and every day.  (Didn’t I just feed you yesterday?!)  ;)  Not all the time, just enough times that I don’t feel like the Fun Mom I want to be.

And they feel it, too.  “Can I have a drink, Mom?”  I grab a cup and an eye roll.

“I’m sorry, I know you’re busy.”

Whoa.  Oh, baby, I’m busy, but not that busy.  You’re not asking for the impossible, you’re asking for a drink!

When I slow down, maybe even stop what I’m doing (novel idea, I know), and look with my eyes instead of roll them ~ really look into their eyes ~ I see my children.

I see their beauty and bright.  I grin at the ornery.  Wonder at the innocence.  The best of them.  I see their promise and the fleeting moment that is now.

I see that they are not a distraction to my day, they are the purpose in my day.  All my days.

I close the laptop and pick up the deck of cards.  Put down the dish rag and don the ball glove.

I see when I look into their eyes.

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Caution:  Don’t try the “look into their eyes” tactic when doling out consequences to a naughty two year old.  Grinning and melting is not effective punishment.  ;)

 

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Comments

  1. Myeshia u. says:

    Thank you so much. I so needed this reminder today.

  2. Just a few minutes ago, my oldest ended our conversation with “sorry to bug you with my questions.” Ugh. I *had* acted annoyed with his necessary questions and he sweetly called me on it. It’s not his fault I’m overwhelmed and tired tonight. I apologized…he smiled. (I love looking into his eyes, even if I have to look WAY up at his 6’2″ self…) :)

  3. Right there with ya! Thanks for the needed reminder. Now to actually DO it! :)

  4. What beautiful children!!!

  5. Am closing my laptop to play “Sorry”. Thanks for the reminder….!! New to your blog today from Springs Bargains.

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