I am an early person. I have to say that when I was in high school this concept got nailed into my brain. I believe the quote was, “if you’re early you’re on time, if you’re on time your late”. Thanks Thurston High School Cabaret, GO COLTS. Why has that stuck with me for so many years? Why am I always urked by those who are always late? Why does it piss me off so bad?
When you tell me let’s get coffee at 10am and I show up and it’s 955am, I am a nervous wreck and sweating like a cow. I’m a control freak. I like things to be a certain way. I like my house to be clean, I like my kids to act like adults…..wait what? My kids are 2 and 9 months. WHAT AM I DOING? What’s all this pressure and where is it coming from?
Today is just a small post to remind myself and you, yes you…whoever you are, that it’s ok to let them be little. Let them make a mess and don’t clean it up. Take a nap with them instead of doing the laundry in the dryer that you have fluffed up 10 times. Let your husband pick up dinner so you can play longer with them outside. Leave the dishes in the sink so you can jump in the hot tub with your husband after they go down.
It’s the end of spring break and all I have to say is that this week has been so enjoyable with my babies. From new adventures around town, to baking, to water fights in the hot tub…such a joy.
You do not have to fit the mold of what your mother was. You do not have to learn from her mistakes because you are allowed to make them too. Learn what habits and memories you want in your family. Reinvent how you want to live. How you want your kids to live. How you want to contribute to your marriage. I sometimes forget how to reflect and change. I think that change is good and it is so important in being a mentally stable mom….or not. 🙂
I wanted to share these photos taken my talented, dear friend, Jamie (https://jamiedenholmphotography.com). I love being a photographer…just as much as I love having someone capture these moments in my life. My miracle babies are my pride and joy. Here’s to today just being today. Being present.
give them a kiss for me.