Motherhood, Art, Creative Play, and Finding Joy in Everyday Life

A Moment’s Pause


Today I am caring for a sick child.

The dishes have taken over the sink. The laundry is devouring my bedroom. The floor is shouting at me for a mopping. The sewing machine keeps vying for my attention.

But they will all have to wait.

At this moment the sicky one is napping, getting some very much-needed rest. And this Mumma is sipping some black coffee and nibbling the homemade peppermint bark that was delivered by a friend this morning.

Just a moment’s pause between taking temperatures, giving medicine, calling nurses, refilling sippy cups, wiping tears, and administering hugs.


Author: thismummaslife

I am a Mumma, Wife and part-time Assistant Children's Librarian. I want this blog to be a collection of moments from daily life that may inspire or be relatable. Please feel free to leave me comments, thoughts, feedback or stories from your own life.

11 thoughts on “A Moment’s Pause

  1. Very nice – you are very good at conveying experiences!

    BTW, my 6 year old told me it was time to mop the kitchen floor – I was actually embarrassed! All my obsessive cleaning has given way to obsessive blogging!!!

  2. You are entitled to a pause! Hope things with the little guy get better
    real soon!

  3. Poor, sick baby. I hope he feels better soon.

  4. Aww, poor thing, hope he gets better quick.

  5. It’s important to care for ourselves as well as our families. Easy to say, much harder to do. I’m glad you were able to catch your breath for a moment.

  6. Really great perspective. I was surprised last night to hear some very poignant words about parenting come from a very unlikely source. I’m paraphrasing but the gist of it was, “There is only one day when she will be exactly this size… exactly this age. Yes, I have things I need to do. But nothing so much as I need to have this time with her.”

    Sick or well, grumpy or giddy, you are right to stop and soak it up. I’m hoping some day I’ll be fortunate enough to have a little one who needs chicken soup 🙂

  7. I hope he feels better soon.. he sounds a lot like me when I get sick… I just carry a larger sippy cup now-a-days. Get well soon!

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