Every day seems like "groundhog day" … Bennett eats, Bennett spits up, Bennett sleeps, Bennett poops … repeat … all day long. During the "Bennett sleeps" part of the cycle, we (i.e. Holly) try to get things done around the house and do some Dee-O-Gee stuff from home. But, that "sleep time" is limited and then the cycle starts over again. All this while Mason (our 3 yr old) is wanting to play and be interacted with. Everything seems to blend together and it all can seem kind of "ordinary". And, I need to give some "cred" to my wife here, she is doing an amazing job even though she sometimes doesn't think so. :)
I recently read the blog post below from this gal whom elegantly clarifies the importance of the "ordinary days" … especially for Dads. She details out how important those "ordinary days" were for her as a kid ~ that fact multiplied in importance when she lost her Dad at a young age. I can't remember who sent this to me or shared it, but I am thankful for it … and, for the author of this post. It's been a really great reminder for me to be present with my family and my kids when I am home, even if the day and tasks seem repetitive and unimportant to me and the 'to-do" list seems to keep growing.
Give it a read, you'll be glad you did: http://fiveintow.com/2013/06/16/ordinary-days/