Hello dear friends!
I woke up this morning in that to-do list state of mind. You know the one. We wake up with that list of all the things we need to accomplish today, and maybe even this week, running like movie credits through our brain.
I am rebelling! I have always been a bit of a rebel. Today, I have decided to rebel against my week being defined by a giant list of the normal tasks such as:
2-3 loads of laundry
mop the kitchen floor
make a batch of soap
oil the wood in the living room
clean off my teacher’s desk
and so on, and so on.
This whole week I am going to try to change my “list” and my focus.
I am going to call my new list the Rewards For Being a Mom items and it will go something like this:
one on one snuggle time with each kid that doesn’t deem themselves to “old” for such things (and chase down and snuggle the ones who think they are anyway)
write a note to each of them telling them what I appreciate about them
spend some time behind my camera capturing their smiles and antics
help them to learn/ understand something brand new today
share a treat with them from some fantastic little bakery
take them on a field trip to a state park
help them to understand the finer points of Monday Night Football over a bowl of homemade popcorn
stop by a thrift store and see what treasures we can find.
Yes, all the other stuff will get done. All of that to-do list and so much more than you would ever care to read about. But, it is not going to define my week. It is not going to define my accomplishments.
My week will be defined by the memories created, the smiles on our faces, the laughs and the joyful sounds of our family being our family.
What joys are looking to experience this week?
Always in God’s mighty hands,