I love this little boy more than words could ever express. Right before I quit working full time just recently I had a couple of people try and tell me that I would likely have a hard time adjusting to being a stay at home mum because no one would be telling me how great I was all day and that I would likely feel unappreciated. Those individuals couldn't have been more wrong. Now what I wake up to in the morning and NOT at 5:00 am anymore is my little guy crawling into bed with me and a sweet kiss. All day I get to hear "I love you so much", "thank you mum", "please", "you're welcome mum", "Mmmmm nummy in my tummy", "that smells yummy mum", "you look cute today mum", "you want to cuddle and kiss with me mum?", "want to play with me mum?" etc etc. Of course there are the spills, the odd crying fit, wiping of boogers and tears, cleaning up of messes, unblocking of toilets (that was interesting!), sweeping of floors (10+ times a day) etc etc, but the truth is I wouldn't change it for the world. I'm exactly where I should be doing exactly what I want to be doing. I feel extraordinarily grateful to my wonderful husband for working so hard so that as he puts it I can "stay home and play." I feel like the luckiest girl in the world and sometimes I feel myself wanting to laugh out loud because I am so happy. I'd take all that motherhood has to offer and the chance to look at Gabe's sweet little face all day long over a busy, stressful career ANY DAY!
I had lots of fun taking these pics of Gabe recently. He is such a funny kid. He tells me these elaborate funny stories all day long that just crack me up. I am one lucky mummy to be able to have him as my son!