Every morning Tayvin wakes up yelling either, "Can I come out yet?" or "Did Daddy go to work yet?" But this morning it was "Is the day over yet?" I was still asleep when he woke up this morning so it took me a minute to figure out what he was talking about. Let me explain. My cute sister-in-law made me some days of the week towels for Christmas. They have these cute girls on them doing different things like laundry, making cookies, picking apples, etc. Tayvin knows all of them by name as if they were some of his best friends. A few weeks ago when my dad stopped by, he and Tayvin were talking about when we would be going up for the weekend to visit. My dad told him that it was Wednesday and we wouldn't be going until Friday. So Tayvin makes a mad dash to my towels, takes Wednesday down, shoves her back in the drawer and is searching excitedly for Friday. Now this week, he gets to go have a sleepover at Grandma & Grandpa's house on Friday. So yesterday, all he wanted to do was change the towel so that Tuesday would be over and Friday would come.
Now I'm sitting here at 1:30 in the morning wasting time on the computer because when I go to bed, that means the day is over and I have to start all over again tomorrow. In all honesty, I was ready to go back to bed by about 3:45 this afternoon and give up on the day. But since that's not really an option for most of us, I dealt and now I'm dreading tomorrow. But then I ran across this quote tonight by N. Eldon Tanner,
"A mother has far greater influence on her children than anyone else, and she must realize that every word she speaks, every act, every response, her attitude, even her appearance and manner of dress affect the lives of her children and the whole family. It is while the child is in the home that he gains from his mother the contribution he will make to society."
So I think I'll go change my towel to Thursday, count the day as over, and look forward to tomorrow. Because I have so much opportunity to change the world through my one little angel who sees tomorrow as we all should, something to look forward to. Perhaps I can learn from his outlook on cookies too. "You can never have too many."