Going through 'old' pictures this morning got me thinking, "ahhh...I miss those days when Davea and I could have naps together on the couch!". It seems so long ago that naps were an accepted, and encouraged, part of my daily routine. Now it's rushing off to daycare and forgetting to bring milk home. I think as busy moms (those who work and Stay-at-home) we forget that it's okay to try and keep those 'lost' moments alive.
No, I won't nap with my daughter for two hours on the couch anymore, mostly because it is almost impossible. But every once and a while when we are cuddling before her nap, I will hold her until she falls asleep and wait five minutes. I will take the time to listen to the pitter-patter of her heart and the sweet sound of her breathing. Not only is it a piece of nostalgia, but it calms me. Those 5 minutes of bliss are what I like to call 'the sweet moments'.
Remember, no matter how busy our daily calendar is, you can always find 5 minutes for a little extra sweetness in your life.