Okay… so that’s not how it goes…
I realize things have been pretty quiet here at the MotherBlog. I worried this would happen. While our family balances work and family time like most families, there’s an additional complication in the mix: theatre.
While I love being a part of King Lear, it means much less family time. I work from 9-6 five days a week and rehearse 6:30-10:30 five days a week. several days may go by where I don’t see Max or Hudson awake.
One thing I can take away from it, is that when life gets incredibly hectic, I learn not to take the precious hours (or minutes) at home for granted. If Hudson asks me to blow bubbles, I need to stop what I’m doing and go. It’s not practical, but the dishes can wait. When Max wants me to watch a movie with him. I do. It takes an incredible amount of energy but often, after blowing bubbles or cuddling with Max, I feel refreshed and refocused as if they somehow know what’s better for me than I do.
I have a choice, I can be mad or annoyed or frustrated that I don’t get to see my kids. Or nest in my new house. But I learned quickly that it’s not helpful and only ends up tainting the moments where I do get to be home. Besides, the truth is, This is the life I signed up for.
So that has been my overall focus in the past two weeks. Taking the small moments and making them big moments.
I have some plans for a reupholster project this weekend I am very excited about I just need to find an awesome fabric!
Tell me. What do small changes do you make when things get really busy? What grounds you and keeps you going?