Enjoying moments: stop and smell the roses
We are all really busy. Who isn't? I know many of us feel that there aren't enough hours in the day, minutes in the hour. This is a painfully busy time for our family. That's just the way it is. We wouldn't change it, per se. Whether we have one parents or two who work outside the home, whether we have one child or four, whether we live here or there, whether we bike or drive, parenthood makes our lives more full and - consequently - more busy.
Despite the schedule, I have been try-try-trying my darndest to enjoy those very simple moments with the kids. After all, it really is all about the kids. When one child had to potty at the supermarket, I was irritated that our schedule was being even further delayed. In the potty stall, I started dancing to the overhead music and the kids followed in suit. There was much laughter and plenty of smiles. On the way home today, we saw a huge rainbow. We stopped and looked and counted each layer of the rainbow, and we talked the rest of the way home about what it might be like if the end of the rainbow was in our yard. Would we find a pot of gold? What would we do with it?
I don't want to over-analyze or obsess about the decisions my family has made that has resulted in a very hectic lifestyle at times. What I do want to do is hear more about those simple moments in your day that you love, the moments you share with the kids, the moments that you write about in their growing-up journals. Share your moments with me. I will find inspiration in them.