Today I had my little helper Brenna trying to give me a hand at folding laundry. Of course, in my busyness, my first inclination was to say, "oh, not now...mommy is busy." But, that would be silly...who wants to always be rushing and never savor the special times with a dear child? So, I slowed down and let her help me. I showed her how to fold a shirt and pants, and underthings too. She was best with the underthings....but there is plenty of time:-)
I also remember learning to sew...what a joy that was! Now, although I'm not an expert, I can do most things without much thought(usually). So when my children want me to show them...I have to make time to do so. With a little baby, sometimes it is challenging, but I don't want to put these things off. They will only ask for so long...then they will have no desire and I will have missed a chance to bond and give them a great skill for later.
Well, Miss Brenna has been asking to learn for sometime now. I don't think she is quite ready for a big sewing project, but I'd like to let her learn and practice handling thread, needle and fabric. This afternoon found Fiona was away with a friend and Liam was napping soundly, so we decided it would be a splendid time to sew:-) After lunch, Miss Brenna ran over to my little sewing corner and brought the box of sewing things that are just for her. And we sat down for about an hour and sewed. Now, mind you, this project was with felt and yarn and a little plastic needle, but she did so well! I was so proud and so was she...that is worth more than money could buy. I'm glad that I didn't just brush her off and tell her I was too busy or another day would be better! Because, now she has something to show and be proud of and she got to spend very special time with just me...I will cherish this always. Let me share(as a proud momma) some pictures of Brenna and her FIRST sewing project....
And while we are talking about firsts, I thought I'd share a picture of Liam having his first swing ride:-) It must not have been too exciting because within a matter of minutes, he was fast asleep...
I'm so glad that I get the opportunity to enjoy my childrens' different first moments. I pray I'm never too busy to help them happen. And maybe, I'll even get the chance to have some firsts along with them!