Something which I will never take for granted is my work from home days. Flexible working. For 18-months now I have been fortunate to work from home 2-days each week, which allows me to be, in my opinion a better mummy to Lil G. Why? Because on the other 3-days I commute to Manchester which means that on average I get to see my little boy for 2-hours a day. It isn’t enough. The days are longer, the days are tougher and if the trains are delayed, that only impacts on my time with Lil G.
My work from home days allow me the flexibility of walking Lil G to and from Kindergarten. Where we walk hand in hand, often talking about the day ahead, or what we have done. Precious moments. It is the time of day when Lil G is most chatty and more often than not in just the sweetest mood. It is for this moment that I thankful…
I am thankful because our mornings are not so rushed. If we want to enjoy an extra long snuggle, we can. If we want to eat our breakfast picnic stylee on the floor whilst watching Peter Rabbit we can. On my commuting days this just isn’t possible. Our morning routine is much more like a military operation. To get up, to get ready, to get out.
What happened yesterday made me stop and count my lucky stars for being present. As I was upstairs preparing Lil G’s bag for Kindergarten, I heard him shout… mummy I would like my cereal now please. Until today, he would wait for me to prepare his breakfast for him. Not yesterday. Before I could even make it into the kitchen I could hear my gorgeous little boy helping himself to his cereal. As I peaked around the door I could see that the cheeky little monkey had chosen Daddy’s coco pops. Not a recommended start to the day but do you know what it made me smile. It made me stop and think. Today was just another sign of how quickly my gorgeous boy is growing up. He is becoming more independent. And if it wasn’t for my working from home days this may never have happened. I may not have witnessed this rather cute moment. My big boy was making his own breakfast.
And now it is your turn…
What has made you stop and Count Your Lucky Stars? Link up a new or an old post, one that expresses what you are thankful for. If this is your first time visiting this link up then do take a read of my introduction post for more details.
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