There is always so much to do. I have to clean, organize, pay bills, do laundry, make dinner, go to doctor appointments, teach my kids, walk the dog, pick up poop, change diapers, and go pee. I mean the list goes on indefinitely. I feel like I wear so many hats in life, and as I've gotten older and advanced through the different stages, it's been like unlocking one level and getting into a harder one. The levels never get easier, and I never stop advancing through the game of life.
Funny story, when I went to get married my friend (Brenna) said, "Marriage level unlocked! Yoga pants on!" She wasn't kidding!
Along the way of accomplishing tasks and making it through the day, there are small tidbits of everyday happiness. If I'm going too fast, or not paying attention, it makes it easy to miss those rewarding little moments of joy.
It takes a lot to slow down, pay attention, listen, and have patience. I'm not entirely sure why that is the case for me. Maybe I don't focus enough on the things that matter most, or maybe I'm a sucker for crossing things off my to-do list. Regardless, I need to focus and be better at "playing more."
My mother-in-law once said, "I look back now at life with my kids, and wish I would have played more." Hindsight is always better, and I hope to listen to the words of fellow seasoned moms, learn from them, and be better.
As a working mom, it's often hard to get everything done and make everyone happy. My days seem long, and my accomplishments seem to be more pick-and-choose, but when I die and leave this place the only thing that really matters is my kids. That's the truth. They're all that matters, so nothing I do should ever come before them.
Listen up me, focus on what matters, and wear the hat that says "mom... mom... momma.... mommy... mom" first!
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