This is a phrase I hear at least 20 times a day. Gracie, my 3 year old, is always coming up with the littlest things to do to get my attention and usually to make me laugh. She thinks she is very creative by making a funny little face or putting a purse on head and calling it a hat. And yes it makes me laugh every time.
But I will admit that it does get a little frustrating (and annoying) to hear "Mommy watch me!" 20 times in 60 seconds. Of course I try very hard not to show I am frustrated or annoyed with her. For she is just being her sweet little self.
Today, however, it made me realize that she is actually trying to do me a favor. Sometimes I get so caught up in my own things; cleaning, errands, phone calls, cooking etc. that I don't take the time to just stop and appreciate the small things in my life. I can get so focused on one thing that it's difficult to see other things going on around me. Gracie is helping me to remember to stop and enjoy those smiles and giggles, little hugs and kisses, little moments of silliness and playfulness.
I am so very grateful to have this sweet little girl in my life. I have often prayed to God to give me some patience, willingness and understanding. To help me slow down and understand that not everything has to be done in one day. He heard me and sent me an angel named Gracie.