I came home exhausted after spending the morning running errands with Wonder Boy, shopping for his upcoming dinosaur-themed birthday party.
I twas booking it so much I forgot tomorrow is my own.
When I came home I was so tired I took a nap, something that happens so rarely my son was alarmed and came in saying the sun was up, it wasn’t time to sleep.
I had a lot to do today. So much my stomach hurt at the thought when I woke up to two eyes staring at me and Red the fire engine dangling from a hand.
So I did the reverse and let it go, and listened to other needs.
My body was tired, so I rested. My mind was full, so I emptied it.
My crisper was full so I made Soup au Pistou.
I keep trying to be one of those moms who can get most of it done. It ways falls apart somewhere.
I am still not organized enough to get it all done.
I always have a focus, and something that gets left out. The past couple of days it had been my tolerant son, and when I realized he hadn’t been home all morning once this week I was surprised.
For a stay at home parent I’m sure gone a lot. Doing errands for others, play dates, things I want to do, little adventures.
But now I need to learn how to rearrange it, let some go and slow down a little.
I added Google Reader to the home screen of my phone and loved that I did so- I visited blogs today I hadn’t read in months, like visiting old friends over coffee.
I snuggled, played video games, made chocolate pudding with Greek yogurt and decided I was glad I didn’t tell my son there was pudding because it wasn’t that great.
What tells you to slow down? Can you ignore the list waiting?