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Friday, July 30, 2010

Not too busy for you Babe!

As I write this post, my house is silent...at 3:06 in the afternoon - oh boy I'm in for it tonight, but ahhh this silence.

I let my 3 "big" kids take a nap downstairs.  Last time we did this, it failed miserably.  They wrestled and fought, messed around and giggled - and though it was super cute (well, at least in the beginning) they were tired little monsters by the end of the day.

But today, they slept.  There was one gigantic, or as we say, ginormous difference between this time and last time.  I joined them.

My kids wanted me to join them.  They wanted me to be a part of their little sleep party.  And today, after quite the late night last night getting my husband ready for a quick work trip, I was happy to oblige.  Last time though, not so much. 

And I find that I am "too busy" a lot.  I'm too busy cleaning the house (although you wouldn't know by the way the house looks) or I'm too busy doing laundry (although with the height of which Mt. St. Laundry is, I think we should just cross that one right off the excuse list) or I'm too busy doing my stuff - like this here darned blog, or (here my hand goes to hide my face in shame) Facebook.

As much as I love getting to have adult interaction on Facebook and meet really great people on the Blog and minister to other moms - none of you mean as much to me as my kids...yet I find myself using these things as excuses as to why I can't get on the floor and join them.

But I know at some point, in the not too distant future, they will not be so eager to have me join them in all their happenings.  It's just a part of life.  And when that time comes, I don't want to look back to right now and wish I had spent more time having sleep parties, or tea parties or anything in between.

Oh boy, they all just woke up...on to the rest of our busy day!

Have you played with your kids lately - or have you been too busy?

3 comments:

AntfarmMom

I just wanted to tell you that I am also a follower of your blog, except it is set to private. I joined earlier today when I left the other comments. You are funny to read and I need a little laugh in my days! LOL!

You are not a wimp! You are a good, fun mom. Hugs....

Nancy

Wow, what an awesome post. I usually ponder this myself a lot. I would do ANYTHING for my children but at times, find myself "too busy" to take part. That's what inspired me in one of my last posts. It's bittersweet to watch them grow up. Makes me dread the day when I become "uncool" and they won't want to spend time. We have to appreciate them while they're little and while we're the centres of their world. Great post.

Janelle

I find myself doing the same thing. I am too busy and then I kick myself at the end of the day as I watch them sleep and I think this is going by so fast and when I wake up it is going to be too late to play with them. Thank you for reminding us how important it is to get on the floor and play with our kids. :)

I am your newest follower.
Janelle
www.sweetteaandgiggles.blogspot.com

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