Let's try this again. I've realized that I need to schedule time for even the things I love the most in life. A lot of us assume that if we really want something we'll do it, sometimes if we really want something we have to pencil it in! My new schedule should not only include time to work and time with my family, but it should also include time to write and time to workout. I feel like I've failed on a New Year's resolution I never made. Last year I kept up with my workout plan and my writing until a life changing event happened - the move. After that I felt so consumed in moving and settling into a new place that I forgot to update my calendar. I should've been writing this whole time because Lord knows my children have given me plenty of material! At least I had the sense to write a few things down so I can share with you now.
My four-year-old wants to be a cop when he grows up, so when I took him to Menard's the other day he was shocked to see yellow caution tape around the area where the Christmas trees used to be. "Who was murdered here?" he exclaimed. I let him know that yellow caution tape is used for a variety of things.
He attends a preschool at a church and after winter break the teacher asked if anyone had any suggestions for songs they could sing. They typically sing Twinkle, Twinkle; Jesus Loves Me, You Are My Sunshine - songs like that. My child, however, leaned into the teacher and said, "Do you know Sexy and I Know It?" He is the youngest of three children so yes, he's listened to LMFAO.
While at home, my son loves to draw pictures, play cards and play with his toys. On this particular day he was drawing a picture, and he wanted me to have it. It very plainly looked like a picture of a woman with a straight line for her mouth. I asked them who it was and he said, "This is a picture of you when you are mad at me." I kept the picture as a nice reminder of what I look like when I'm mad!
Spending time with him has been an absolute joy but I won't lie, I'm a little anxious for all three of my children to be in full-time school. I have a lot I'd like to accomplish in this life, and I'm trying to do it all and keep things in balance. I get a lot of great advice from those that I love and my kitchen is full of some great sayings, here's just a few....Enjoy the Simple Things & Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning to dance in the rain.