Monday, November 21, 2016

Momming in the Mundane: having the nice things

So this happened a while ago and while the picture isn't much to look at, it is a glass pitcher that we got as a wedding gift on top of my kitchen counter in pieces, having been pulled off of the fridge shelf and dropped while full of sweet tea by a sweet Little that just saw a handle to pull and pulled it.

I'll be honest, my first thought, after making sure the Little was okay (he was, just confused a little bit and covered in sweet tea goodness), quickly taking off his wet clothes and moving him to the living room to be sure he didn't step on any glass while I cleaned up, was "this is why we can't have nice things."  It was mostly a joke.

Everyone told us to put away the nice things once Little was mobile.  But, we don't have lots of fancy things anyway, so I haven't been too worried about it.  But here it was, my pretty pitcher in a little pile.

And then while I was cleaning up the mess, another thought entered my head.  But we do have nice things!  We have all the nice things!  A pitcher broke.  I cleaned it up - no big deal.  My sweet baby was playing in the living room and as soon as I got the tea up off the floor, I joined him and we had lunch.

And it was nice.

We laughed and he made another mess - this time in his high chair and with his food.

And it was nice.  These little moments are the nice things.  It's up to me to acknowledge that and to rejoice over them. 

It's easy to get caught up in all the little things, but it's important to step back and take some time to be thankful for the things that matter.  I don't think we often give enough weight to these little moments - the relational moments and opportunities that we have to be still for a minute and just soak it all in.

Let's do more of that.


  1. It can be so hard to keep that mentality sometimes, but it's a great outlook to have :) Spencer's broken many a thing in our house, and I'm still learning to just go with it :)

  2. This is so sweet. You are so good at savoring what's really important - I want to be more like that! Thanks for sharing! <3


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