Where does the time go?
I have to say that has to be the most difficult thing about working from home and raising kids. I swear I literally turn around and four hours have passed – and the laundry is still in the washer, the bathrooms have gotten dirtier and there is yet another diaper that needs changing. It leaves me feeling like I am constantly three steps behind.
This whole mompreneur life choice was about being around for the kids when they were young, and yet somehow I still seem to miss much of it. Between school and work and gymnastics and groceries and all the various commitments that come up, I never manage to find time to do the things I want us to do. We haven’t been to the zoo since the summer, I don’t remember the last time we hit a playground and we can’t seem to find the time to do any of the play dates we’d all like to do.
I am working on the idea of being spontaneous – but goodness isn’t that a tough one after a long day? I am trying to remember craft time doesn’t have to be a big time consuming production, it can just be 20 minutes of quality time with a relatively small mess (thank you Heather for the mess free finger paints!!!).
With work, a military husband, a teenager volunteering for every activity that comes her way, two toddlers and a mother fighting cancer it is easy to be consumed by all that is ahead (and behind). What I think I need to make more of a conscious effort to do is to live in the now. I am incredibly grateful for this life I lead and the people I love, I just have to learn to take time to enjoy it. The dishes may not get done but they can wait, listening to The Baby say ‘I love you’ for the first time won’t.
PS – The Birthdays are done for another year!!! Elmo has been consumed and this Mommy is done.