As I finished up the last errand, car full with a variety of filled orders and two kids in a tired-hungry melt-down, I sent a message to my husband asking if he could please meet me at the garage to help me unload. Much to my relief his answer was yes and he helped me scoop up kids and bags and make it inside in half the time. Thank goodness for the parenting "team"!
After lunch my oldest daughter was talking about how she wanted kitty cupcakes for her birthday. I pulled up a couple bakery websites and found that none, locally, are currently making cat cupcakes at the moment. So I pulled up Pinterest and found a wide range of difficulty levels to making cupcakes into kitties.
My daughter, of course, found ones that were incredibly detailed and realistic looking even. I gave a little chuckle and told her that while I appreciated her confidence in me, I thought we should maybe look for something a little bit easier. She looked at me, head slightly cocked while she gently patted my arm and said, "It's ok Mommy, Sweetie, I will help you. We are a team and I know we can do it together."
Did your heart melt? Because mine did. Have I mentioned I adore this child? Anyway, it is true and I tell her all the time that even if neither of us know the answer we can figure it out together because we are a team. It is what I told her this morning as she was panicking at overhearing the nurse on the phone say I needed to take her to the ER. (Everything turned out fine.) It is what I tell her when we can't figure out why a toy isn't working or where her favorite something disappeared. We are a team. We have each others' back. And we can figure it out.
So I ordered some supplies and while the supplies I requested are still a a grade or two below the professional ones she saw, I think we have a pretty good chance at making some cute cupcakes. We are a pretty creative and capable team, after all.
I'm grateful for my team. I'm grateful to have such a wonderful family. I'm grateful to be so blessed to have a wonderful husband and co-parent. I'm grateful for my adorable, sweet preschooler. I'm grateful to see the kind person she is growing into. I'm grateful to be moving through some of the turbulence we had been having and move into a hopefully smoother phase for a bit. I'm grateful for my cuddly little one too. I'm grateful to see how my dreams have come true in this beautiful family and team I get to call mine.
Who is on your team? How do they make you stronger while supporting who you are as an individual?
May today remind us we are stronger as a team. May we have a deep connection with our family team. May we see the ways we are all a team as the human race. Have a beautiful day!