Friday, September 21, 2012
I am usually way too uptight for my liking when it comes to our morning routine...perhaps my neighbors have heard me hoopin and hollerin at my children while I attempt to get them corralled into the car so that we are not late. I can pretty much count on one of my kids in particular to make our family high risk in the tardy department. This morning I could not get that kid going. I was annoyed but then I felt so strongly that this would not be the morning to let her know of my strong feelings. I also knew that in order for this little girl's twin sister to not be late we would have to all get in the car even if she was not ready. Usually if I think that there is no way we would make it to school on time I would make the other twin wait because why would I want to make two trips to take kids to the same exact school. Well this morning Maren came home with me after we dropped off sissy. In the end it turned out beneficial for both of us. It gave me a chance to hang out with her in her room at a much slower pace as we continued to get her ready. While we were in there I looked around the room and many of the things that usually bug me seemed to all of a sudden strike a different chord. The girls room is always so cluttered because they save every last thing and they like for all of these items to be displayed. In fact I think all of my thumb tacks have disappeared even though I have told them to stop using the thumb tacks to hang every single paper and handout on the wall. This morning though I saw bright happy artwork that gave character and when I saw Ramona Quimby displayed ever so neatly next to the Brave doll I saw and felt love. All of their other treasures were telling me so many great stories this morning. I especially smiled when I saw that Maile had saved some leaves and flowers that a little boy had given to her on the bus...they were beautiful. I really was just so touched by what my kids add to our home. You know what...I think that if anyone is holding anybody back it would be me and not them. It's interesting because from the outside I am sure it may appear to some people that my kids are the ones holding me back when in reality they are the ones that are helping me to advance further in this life than I could ever do without them.
I guess I just love life today..and can't help but get it out there...so I 'm just going with it.
PEACE & LOVE!!!
P.S. - I think it is very fitting that Maren is wearing her heart shirt that she made out of bleach.
Posted by Full House at 1:01 PM