This afternoon, when Joshua woke up from his nap, he was happy & sweet – none of the grumpiness from this morning (which by the way had disappeared the instant he saw Daddy.) He ate up his cheese stick and drank his water and snuggled with me. He let me put him down, without whining, while I made some quick and easy muffins.
I noticed the dog and cat laying on the floor. I asked Joshua “Where’s the doggy?” He crawled over and pointed right at Abby. I clapped & told him “Good job!” And then asked “Where’s the kitty?!” He pointed right to Milo. Then he went over to each animal and very gently patted them on their heads. It was so sweet. I went over and showed him how to pat Abby’s belly, which she absolutely adores. Joshua watched me carefully for a few seconds and then he patted Abby’s tummy too. It was so sweet.
It was one of those little moments, where I was just so thankful to be a mom. As tired and sick as I’ve been, it is completely worth it and I am so grateful for my life.