If you even knew what my schedule was like this week with extracurricular activities, I think you’d pass out from being exhausted. And you’re not even the one doing any of these things. I still say, I have so much respect for people who have more than 2 kids. God gave me 2 hands, and I have a spouse (that makes 2 of us) to handle it all. How others do it it’s beyond me.
My life isn’t always this busy, however this time of year it always gets busy, but this year even more so. Please know this is not a complaint post, or a whine post. Actually it’s a very heartfelt post, if you continue reading below…
What is it per se that we are busy doing?
Well, late night sporting events, such as these…
(that speed you see her moving at, that is how I felt I have been going… )
And this was at my son’s Math and Science night, but I had to grab a shot of Tami’s DARLING hair (she’s my son’s and was my daughter’s teacher)…
And the last football game of the year with these amazing kids…..
So every evening has been full to the max, leaving one girl up till the midnight hour (literally) with homework, and everyone is beat.
This lil guy had only ONE of the above activities shown… but was dragged the everything we had. Do you see him wanting relief of the hecticness??? HA!
This post today is about looking at life in a through a different pair of glasses. Call me hormonal if you will. But the words of a dear friend speak very loudly to me right now. “These are the best days of your life.” WOW. Goosebumps to say the least. Are we exhausted? YES. Are we ready for a break? YES! When it rains does it pour? Like a TROPICAL STORM. But, I wouldn’t trade it for anything. In about 8 years, all of this will be gone. And the house will be silent. Just The Mister and me. And there won’t be soccer games or football games or baseball games. Just maybe the Wheel of Fortune on tv. As hectic and as busy as these days are, these TRULY are the best days of our lives.
This post is for all parents out there, and for all who hope to become parents someday. I had NO idea what was in store for me. I never “got it” to know what all this craziness was all about. My life was pretty simple growing up. I didn’t have siblings to be shuffled around with and I wasn’t in sports. For all you parents out there who lead these hectic lives, and deal with this exact same thing, I’m sure you’re relating to me.
For those of you parents who aren’t there yet, SAVOR EVERY MOMENT. Even if you’re at your wits end.
If you’ve gone thru it, you know what I’m talking about. And most likely you’re agreeing with me.
I write this to you as tears swell a bit in my eyes, but they are bitter sweet tears of joy, as the weekend approaches and amongst ALL this we’ve been doing, I prepare for a birthday bash for a milestone day for one new teen-to-be.
Sending all you lovies out there big hugs for the weekend…. I’ll be ready for a cocktail when it’s all said and done!