Oh happy day!
Okay, I know I sound ridiculous, but I am really surprised this actually worked.
My GARDEN IS GROWING!
I planted, watered, let it sit in the sun, and this is what I found this morning!
Such good little plants you are
Oh, and by the way, my hubby is amazing. He built our boys a sandbox this weekend.
My little boy had a great time using his painting skills! And if you are wondering why my son is in his winter coat in May… well, ask the weather… it was a cold morning!
It warmed up by afternoon and my boys were in heaven in their new homemade sandbox.Thanks Daddy!
They spent hours playing it in. And then we spent hours cleaning up… sand gets everywhere…my kitchen floor looked like a beach.
So worth it though. Best backyard toy ever.
Life really is good.
Talk about a crazy week. I’ll be honest, moving doesn’t bring the best out of me… to put it nicely, I’ve not been the most patient mommy this week. My son picked out this shirt to wear to bed last night and I thought it was ironic… he really does love me even when I am hard to love… ie: this week of moving mommy monster! I have been busy packing, unpacking, and all the while shouting, “don’t touch that,” “pick up that,” “in a minute,” “after mommy cleans this,” “please go play somewhere else,” etc… the list goes on. You can imagine. But then I read this post today from Pink Pistachio and it gave me a wake up call and brought me back to what is really important. I thought to myself, “wow, I need to relax and come back to being present.” What she said was profound:
“Life spent with our little ones goes so quickly. There’s not the extra time for saying, “Just a minute, son.” or “When I’m finished, ok?”
To be in our children’s memories tomorrow, we have to be in their lives today.”
So, even in the midst of all chaos and stress, there is always time to stop, to be present with my boys, and to enjoy them right now, today… the house can wait, the boxes can stay packed for one more day, the walls can be bare for the time being. What is most important today and always is that my children feel loved and appreciated right now.