My two-year-old still wants one of us to cuddle with him before bed. The other night I was the one that was singing to him. We usually sing hymns, or Twinkle Twinkle or his personal favorite, ABC’s. That night tho I found a puppet and stuffed animal on his bed and decided to put on a silly puppet show for him.
His smiles and belly laugh will forever be burned into my brain as the sweetest sound I’ve ever heard. It was one of those really great mom moments that you won’t ever forget, you know?
But in typical mom fashion, that was followed by mom-guilt creeping in. Guilt that this was the first time in literally MONTHS that I had taken time to really get on his level and just be super silly with him.
He noticed, and it meant the world to him.
So, I did it again, this time with my older two kids (6 and 4), when they asked me to play cops and robbers with them with nerf guns, I stopped what I was doing and said “Sure!”.
I’m pretty sure they were surprised I actually said yes.
The moments that followed were more memory implanting moments that I’ll never forget. And I’m pretty sure neither will they. I remembered how cool and fun my kids actually are instead of just little people I have to feed, bathe, clothe, and transfer around from place to place in the busy-ness of life.
So I’m reminding anyone that needs to hear it: stop folding your laundry, put down your phone, or skip cooking dinner tonight and order in so you can have a nerf gun fight with your kids.
It doesn’t take much to make your kid’s childhood magical, and I promise that neither of you will be likely to forget it!