Dear Mama in the Airport Bathroom…

Hi there, it’s me again and it’s time for my ehhh I’ll call it quarterly PSA about kindness.

I wanted to share a quick story about something that happened in the Denver airport back over Memorial Day weekend. After a very early morning of travel and Dane’s first flight (which went great by the way), I was taking a mommy time-out in the bathroom while my family wrangled our toddler. I had just finished washing my hands when I noticed a woman behind me, about my age, struggling to zip the outside pocket on her baby carrier – which was filled with a sweet sleeping babe. She was also trying to calm down a toddler, who looked very over-tired. This is a look I know all too well.

Even though I was exhausted myself, I walked over to her, smiled and offered to help zip the pocket and watch her son while she grabbed a bathroom break. I told her my family was right outside with my little one and was more than happy to give her a quiet minute alone. She sighed and looked at me with so much gratitude behind her eyes and thanked me for the offer. Her son’s name was Tyler and he was 2 – like us, they were visiting family in Colorado and flying wasn’t his favorite thing…

Luckily, I had a very-loved book of Dane’s in my backpack, which I pulled out and flipped through – sharing a sweet moment with this little guy. We stood right outside the bathroom stall and let his mom have a moment of peace. It was literally only a minute or less, but I think it probably felt like an hour to her.

She thanked me profusely for the help and we each headed to our baggage claim carousels probably never to meet again. Over the past few months, I’ve revisited this moment in my head time and time again for some reason… maybe it’s because I can completely relate to the feeling of being overtired, running on coffee and struggling to make it all work. While I wouldn’t recommend leaving your child with a stranger in an airport – I think we shared a mutual understanding that day.

 

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You guys, kindness is a universal language. It crosses all barriers and I think we could use a bit more of it in this world. My story is just one super small example of a way to make someone’s day a little better.

I’ve been spending a lot of time on Instagram lately – following a ton of exceptional moms that I admire. I’ve found tons of inspiration from them because they’re all doing their thing, raising families and honestly being such #bossbabes. Some are married and work full time, some are working part time, others juggle multiple jobs and some are single momming. Lately I’ve found myself really connecting with each of their messages and feeling motivated to keep sharing my passions too. This little blog of mine has given me such a positive outlet for so many reasons and I’m thankful for each person that takes the time to read a post, give a “like” on my feed or even reach out to me with their own story.

Spread kindness all around and don’t let the haters get you down. Have a happy, healthy week!

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Wisconsin girl, blogger, wife and mama. Lover of food, red wine and laughs

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