…who’s there? Obviously not me the past two days! Boy that was corny, but it’s the truth.
Something that I’ve been struggling with lately is balance. Or more accurately, the juggle, as one of my favorite bloggers puts it. I LOVE the flexibility my job affords me. It allows me to stay at home with my kids while doing something creative and new everyday. It also allows me to be able to bring them to practice and dance class. I get to watch all of their games and recitals. And for that I’m so very thankful. That is something that I hope they remember when they are all grown – my mom was always there.
I hope they don’t remember the times I’m stressed out with work deadlines and am as not fun as normal. The times I’m too busy to make an awesome dinner and we have to have pizza – I have a feeling that they don’t mind being forced to eat pizza. But you get the point.
Enjoying the rest of the summer, planning birthday parties, work deadlines, and getting ready for back to school have all caught up to me these past two days. I think I am fully recovered from the exhaustion that only stress can cause. Now we can fully enjoy the remaining days of our summer. The last few days before the kids begin a new school year, and start another awesome adventure.
Now it make seem that these past couple of weeks have been stress-city. Honestly, they haven’t been. They have mostly been filled with fun and happy times. It was filled with moments like this.
And this. Mom’s 60th Birthday Party.
And this, LOL. Isabella’s 8th birthday.
I look back at these past few days as a gentle reminder to stop and smell the roses. Because even in times when you feel super stressed out, there is always something to smile about. You just have to look for it.