Wednesday, April 14, 2010

A few of my favorite things....

The sun is shining, the birds are chirping and the flowers are blooming. The smell of fresh cut grass is in the air and the sounds of the neighborhood children are back again.

The balancing act continues. Trying to keep caught up on keeping our business running. Taking the kids to dance, gymnastics and play dates. I feel like I am behind on housework and laundry. Pediatrician appointments, yard work and keeping the house maintained and in order. And in the mix it seems like someone is always sick lately, whether it is human or animal.

I think back to before kids. It was so nice to sleep in. We always had all of the time in the world to do anything that we wanted, whenever we wanted. We could go out for drinks or for dinner, or even leave for the weekend without hesitation.

Sometimes I feel like there isn't enough time in the day. They go by so fast. At the end of the day I wonder if I played with the kids enough. Did I give the dogs enough attention today? Did I give my husband enough attention today? It is so hard balancing everything. It seems stressful and chaotic doesn't it? It is stressful and chaotic, oh and loud. Did I mention how loud it is?

But wait.......did I mention that I have never been happier? Did I mention that these loud and crazy kids of mine are the funniest people I have ever known in my life. I think I forgot to mention that these two beautiful people that have only been on this earth for 4 and 2 years are already amazing people who bring nothing but joy and love to this world. These kids see the beautiful in the ugly, and see the fun in the boring. These two kids have more personality and kindness then most adults that I know.

It is so worth giving up a 10 hour sleep for kids. It is so worth being tied down and having to find a baby sitter to go out for an evening or away for a weekend. And if we can't find a sitter, then we will just take the kids with us. Life would be boring without the chaos and loudness! And who needs privacy anymore!! I used to be easily embarrassed, now after what my kids say and do to me in public, hardly anything is embarrassing to me anymore. I have found that there are more important things to do other than housework. I can sacrifice a little more sleep and do housework and business work when the kids are sleeping. Who needs complete organization anyways! It's just not me. I am still me, I am still fun, I still have fun. I just have added more fun to my life. These little people that have taken over my life have made my life a little more interesting.

Peace and love......