Thursday, August 29, 2013

Taking Time for the Little Things

Life is CRAZY…at least my life is crazy right now.

Playing makeovers and tea party
Its hard to keep up with everything and I feel like my head is going to explode sometimes…or all the time. There are a million things to do and I am going in a million directions. I am sure many of you can relate to the utter busyness and chaos that back to school and activities and everything else brings.  In the craziness I can't forget that my kids need my attention too - and not to drive them to soccer or dance or preschool, but to sit and listen to them and play with them. So I have made it a point to try to take time out of my day every day to spend with each kid / kids.

I try to walk away from it all and take a family bike ride for 30 minutes or run down to the park in the neighborhood or call a friend for a playdate. Or bake cookies or make dinner with one kid while we chat away about their day. Or sit and use a whole bottle on one sheet of paper, and end up with a "masterpiece." They need mom; not PTO mom or Realtor mom or cub scout leader mom or homeroom Mom…but just MOM! They love (at least right now they do) to have me around and I know someday they may not want to spend this time with me. I am sure I won't be cool anymore someday; so now is the time to spend with them, cherish them and talk with them…and hopefully down the line, even when I'm not cool anymore, they will still come to me to talk.
Carson's "project" we made together 

And I won't lie, sometime its hard to walk away from the million things that I should or could be doing. But I need to…they need me to. And I need to remember that everything else can wait.

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