I am feeling really soft inside right at the moment. You know how there are moments where one might be missing the boat a little bit and then something happens to come along and bring a little perspective. Sometimes it doesn't have to be anything life shattering thank goodness. Anyway the other night it was late and my husband wasn't home so I let one of my little boys who was very restless come lay in my bed for a while. At first it was because I didn't want him to wake the other boys. I soon discovered that his wakefulness was such a gift to me. In the beginning Wells quietly laid there in bed and I felt really good about that because I was so tired. A few moments later a little hand tapped me on the shoulder and said, "Momma do you want to play rock, paper scissors?" It was the most random time for a four year old to want to play a game and believe me I was fully prepared to tell him no but something inside of me could not resist. It was dark so with a little help of my cell phone light we pressed forward with the best game of rock, paper, scissors ever. No doubt the glisten in buddy boy's eye and the most infectious laugh helped to up the stock of the game when we played that night. I then thought about how there may be many moments I might be missing like this because of being consumed and distracted with other things.
Here is to being focused on playing a good game of rock paper scissors this week;-)
I thought it was a pretty scene when the girls went into the guest room where camp Easter was set up (that is the room where all of the Easter baskets were assembled and set up). The room sort of looked like an Easter egg in all its lilac glory. I feel kind of bad because Maren wanted to use the above pink and purple "fancy" Easter basket this year but I told her she needed to use the one I had already set out. That is when she started rolling around the bed saying, "PLEEEEAAAASE" over and over and over and over again.
How was your Easter weekend?
P.S. - I think candy helps kids to sit still and not wiggle about at such an unnatural frequency.