So what have you been up to? Have you adjusted to the kids being back in school, or the impending change of the seasons?
As a teacher, and a mom, late August and ALL of September are absolutely NUTS. Crazy. Head spinning. Add to the mix my husband's new associate principal job, and throw about a bazillion more meetings into the mix. My open house, one open house for each child, husband's open houses….lots of staff meetings and curriculum meetings too.
Throw soccer, golf team and gymnastics into the mix. Toss lightly. Then scream.
The scream is probably related to the lack of clean clothes (washer's still out of order)…..
….or to the countertops I cannot find…or to the dining room reno going on now 10 months or so :)
Add emotion into the mix and it goes from bad to worse! My head swirls with the desire to be right HERE. All day. Here to make breakfasts and clean and create and pat a little recovering pug's head, (right where her shaved fur is growing back soft as a feather). I know I've said it all before….but that's who I am…a girl who dreams of being a SAHM. And yes, it took me a while before I even knew what that meant!
So in between this, that, and the other thing, I throw my camera around my neck and sneak outside. Yes, even with stuff all over the counter, and smelly socks stuck in the cracks of the couch….and quite possibly before I have put the breakfast dishes from 8 hours ago into the sink.
It keeps me sane. it breaths the life back into me. It makes me LOVE the chaos, and allows me to accept that it's all part of some master plan. At least for now.
An expectant blossom, a snoozing, dew covered snake. Maybe not everyone's idea of fun. But for me, it is cheap therapy, a joy that fills my frantic nerve cells with pure bliss.
Coping strategies? Check.
Renewal? You betcha.
And so that's why I wouldn't trade one smelly sock…..or all the tea in China...
….for my race through life. It's real….filled with children's laughter (and sibling torment), ….filled with experiences and moments...
I CAN dream for the future….but I choose NOT to wish away what fills my mind and heart every day….
That's called LIVING, and boy do I like it.
And on a side note, new cards listed in my shop!