I love being a Mom but sometimes all the Why's and How does it work? and the many other questions and pleading that bombard me during the day just makes me want to run away to a beachhut or mountain cabin somewhere and have peace and quiet for a day or two. Of course, that is not possible, so what do you do to recharge and energize yourself the face the next part of the day or tomorrow when all you energy has run out. I find sometimes it can be as simple as a great big hug, time out for a bubble bath--sometimes they will leave you alone in the bathroom. Other times my wonderful husband will take care of them all so I can go to a scrapbook crop or something to inspire my creativity without six little hands asking to join in. It is in these times that I can reflect on all the joy and happiness that these 3 not so little anymore children at almost 12, almost 8 and 6 1/2 have brought into my life and how empty it would seem if I was really to run away to that beach house or mountain cabin and I am ready to face the next day. What do you do to recharge??????
This is a question posted at Twitter Moms, you can blog your answer for a chance to win a copy of Lisa Quinn's .."Life is Too Short to Fold Fitted Sheets: Your Ultimate Guide To Domestic Liberation".
Here is what I think Life is Too Short for......
* a perfect house, I can live with a few dust bunnies and clean clothes in the basket for some extra play time with my family
* healthy all the time, --yes eating your veggies is the best for you body, but we all need to relax and allow ouselves to have cupcakes with frosting for breakfast or a banana split for dinner, indulge you whims every once in awhile -- you will be happier and probably eat healthier in the long run for allowing yourself a little treat
*living by a spreadsheet -- yes schedules help us stay organized and on track,to keep an eye on what needs to get done, but is your life really going to crumble if you don't get x,y,z crossed off the list by 3pm because instead you stopped and blew bubbles on a sunny day, built a lego tower, or just talked about what pictures you saw in the clouds? Enjoy these small moments because they go by way too fast and soon it is --homework and dance class and off with their friends instead of play time with Mom and Dad.
The most important thing is to just be present on your own life and that of your family -- really participate instead of just showing up. Let me know what you think life is too short for by leaving a comment and see what others say by going to the original post.
I really am not sure where to begin, it is like saying goodbye to a family member. As you know my daughter (and the boys) dance. We have been at the same studio since we started 6 years ago, and now that studio is closing. It has been a hard decesion for them and for all of us, but was somewhat expected. The studio was founded by Tom Waters and they are celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, and we are choosing to celebrate that instead of focusing on the closing but it is sad that it is coming to an an end. Tom had a hand in teaching alot of people who now own or teach in most studios around the county. To view a trailer for a little insight into what Tom has meant to dance and the people who know him click the documentary link. Tom Waters Documentary Friday, July 16, 7-10pm. Footlights will sponsor "Will Dance 4 Tom Waters".The evening will be a celebration of Tom's life and legacy of dance that he has helped form in Frederick County. Come out to support the Alzheimer's Assoc. and the Thomas F. Waters Scholarship Fund. Join us for food and drink, a silent auction, ...the documentary and special performances. Tickets are $25 and available at the Weinberg box office.
Blog Tour & Giveaway: "The Girls from Ames" by Jeffrey Zaslow--check out a great review and giveaway on the Luxury Reading Blog, I have always wanted to read this book since I first heard of it from a different source, but this review had just sparked my interest more. I love the reviews on this site, they always just seem to bring new twist or perspective that is just a little different and can usually draw me into a book I have just been on the fence about from other reviews.