"If nothing ever changed, there'd be no butterflies." ~ unknown
This quote, a favorite for years, just speaks to my heart right now. It is such a great perspective on change. A perspective very much needed because man, what a week of change! Don't get me wrong... our life is constantly evolving and I feel in a continual quest to seek the newest version of now. That change, I love--lots. However, in terms of my littles... this is the first time in my life that the newest change has actually brought me less time with one of them. Each baby has 'gotten' more Mommy. So this change, well... it just feels strangely different. I am learning all sorts of little secrets this week.
For starters. Did you know that I am actually a pretty awesome boy mom?
For the past two days, we have holed up at home fully immersed in some Gabey directed play. How awesome is it to hear the great ideas this little man has about things?! With Molly around, he often chooses to be her shadow and plays whatever role will grant him the most time in her room. He is a sister sponge soaking up any time he can get with her. I love this. It kind of reminds me of one barbie buddy, pony playing little brother I know and love from my childhood.
With Molly at school, the house feels very different. Random spurts of too quiet but very balanced by new sorts of sounds... like roars. And train whistles. And helicopters. Lucy does one mean fire truck siren, just sayin'.
And yet, in all this change there is something so very familiar.
It must be those butterflies.