15/365: The Calm AFTER the Storm

During the day, I let Hannah explore. She takes out spices, tupperwear, coffee filters, dog toys, cat toys, pillows, and scatters her own toys everywhere. I clean up a little behind her but generally do the picking up after she's down for the night. It's definitely not my favorite task in the world, but it's so amazing how still and quite the night is (at a crazy 7:45 pm) and how still all of her toys are. Just left in place after such a busy day with so much movement. There's a weird calm feeling. And then I'm reminded how much I love being a mom (and I'm reminded constantly throughout the day).