Wednesday, August 11, 2010

It's time to play



Have you ever woken up in the middle of the night worrying about something you can do NOTHING about at that moment? You obsess and worry and think and toss and turn... Well, that was me last night. I started thinking about how, lately, I have been working, cleaning, studying, planning a birthday party, cooking, scheduling, and cleaning some more. I started feeling terrible about how I haven't played with my kids very often lately and the guilt just kept coming! They are growing up so fast and I need to prioritize a little better! Although everything I do I do for them, I am not REALLY enjoying my time at home here lately because I am so busy! So today I am going to start playing more! I am going to let the sink fill up with dishes, I will let their rooms get messy and I may let the laundry pile up too. I will leave those phone calls I HAVE to make for when they are napping and I will turn off my cell phone and the computer all together. I will just ENJOY these wonderful little people that God has blessed me with. They are growing up so fast and I want to take in every second of the time that they are little before they don't want to play with ME anymore. They really are fantastic kids and I love hearing them tell me stories, or eavesdropping when they play "mommy and daddy" or reinact an episode of Dora the Explorer. So, if you happen to pop in this week and the house looks horrendous, it's because I was spending the day how I am suppose to spend the day --Playing with my kids!

2 comments:

Laura said...

You are the BESTEST MOM EVER!!!!

Maggie said...

This made me want to cry...you are like a living blueprint of how a mother should raise her kids! If I ever accidentally get married or accidentally get preggo once or twice I'm definitely going to be relying on you to show me the ropes ;)