Because sometimes you have to take a step back.
remember, let go.
Hold space for the beauty in routine,
the simplicity of these moments.
Flipping pancakes, baby giggles, boiling water.
Finding depth in the ordinary,
comfort in the moment,
because love.. breakfast with you is everything
and my heart will always return here,
to this space,
I don't have anything profound to say in this post. The other morning I tried to capture our morning routine and these photos are the result. It is funny how much life with a toddler changes you and how important mornings become. Before having a kid morning was a blur and the rest of the day more calculated and memorable but now with Jessamyn morning is everything, the focus of our day, the start of our routine and all the rest of the day is one lovely blur.
With Ben's current schedule we are alone in the morning which if anything has really slowed down our morning routing and made it quieter... maybe even too relaxed. Always breakfast, always cuddles, always some sort of giggles. Even on the worst mornings... the other day well actually more and more frequently Jessamyn has taken to removing her diaper before I can get in to change her (Always the poopiest ones) which has added laundry and a bath to our morning routine but even in that there is this beauty and comfort in our rituals.
I always thought motherhood would leave me less grounded... more flighty, in a state of complete "mom brain". Which has totally happened in many ways... but it has also left me grounded... with a greater appreciation for routine, for the comfort in doing the same thing with the same tiny person day in and day out. I've heard many mother's share their struggle with purpose and with finding an identity within motherhood and i've wrestled with that as well. I am finding though that in the beauty of our routine and rituals there is this recognition, an awareness that we need this sameness... both her and I. We need the comfort of doing these activities day in and day out and in small ways I am finding peace and my identity as a mother in that.
I would love to hear your thoughts on routine? On morning? On the little things that help you stay grounded in motherhood? I know this isn't necessarily a profound post but it is a small reminder that the littlest of things are what make us mothers and these tiny moments come together to create that beautiful blur that is life with a toddler.