Motherhood right now is teaching old lessons, soapy fingertips and a bit of positivity. It is sounding out words for one and remembering site words. And for the other, it is a chapter book, cuddled in bed with pages as turns for both of us.
It is, responsibility lessons, like making your bed or not making us all late with too slow of a walk. It is in reminders on how to leave things for others and how to pick up things for them too. Mostly, it is setting a routine in a weird routine season, post one vacation and pre-testing coupled with another school-break.
It is early mornings for me, when the sun is not out. And earlier mornings for them, when the sun is still hidden. Motherhood right now, is warmer days and long nights, and dinners no longer by candlelight. It is, a shutters open kind of motherhood, a grab the colors, maybe fold the sweaters and leave the jacket unzipped kind of motherhood.
Right now, mostly, it is in the lessons of the above and the things we know and very much don’t. I’m thankful for the lessons of care, community, calm and moment by moment movement parenthood is teaching me right now.