Enjoying Summer

This post is the Cliff Notes version of a huge jumble of thoughts that I cannot seem to get out (they've been trapped in my head for some time), so please bear with me. I've been having a bit of battle with myself this summer. I feel badly about the choices I make because I'm letting one of the kids down in making the best decision for the all of the kids. Or I feel like I should be doing more each day...the house should be cleaner, I should be exercising, getting up earlier, doing more. You know balancing it all and making all the perfect choices. After all the excuses I have made and the guilt trips I have given myself, I have realized this...

In a few months, Fall (and school) will be here and I will still have a messy house, flabby arms, things to organize, friends to do grown-up things with, errands to run and obligations.

What I will never have again is these three children at these three ages in this Summer to enjoy.

So, I will do my best to embrace all the things I am choosing to "fail" at with no {well...limited} excuses and relax, enjoy & cherish every moment of this summer.

Because I refuse to miss out on...exploring, nap time, reading together, stroller walks, snuggles, popsicles, wading pools, freckles, giggling, sleeping in, board games, hiking, one-on-one kid dates, dinners out, crafts, smores, jammie days, sprinklers, and loving every second with my family.

Hope you are making the choices that fill your days with happiness too!
southern daze said...

Perfectly said! Here's to enjoying your summer without guilt :-)

Tomoka said...

Spotless house is great. But good time spent with the children and fun memories are the best. There is nothing to feel guilty about making a right choice!

tracie @ {tsj} photography said...

perfect!!

Beki - TheRustedChain said...

Perfect!

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