Ahhh! A day off, and first thing #7 wanted to invite his little friend Oliber (Oliver) over. As I listened to them play in the sandbox Oliver said, "I did that awesomely!" Great adjective Oliber!
I have worked full time for the past 4 weeks. after 18 years of being a wife and mother, wondering why Adorable Hubby came home at the end of the day and resisted going to play at the park or helping clean up after dinner or the bedtime routine. Or, better yet, asked me what I did all day (turns out I WAS watching Oprah and eating Bon Bons) I'm gaining some understanding into tired and finding a new found respect for those who work and parent full time.
I've always admired my friend Suz, she inspires me as she squeezes every drop out of each minute, reading and play time, hubby time and friend time all have a place in her busy working mom schedule. I'm learning that priorities make that all possible and that being a stay at home mom wasn't a guarantee that my boys, husband and friends were as high a priority as they should be.
Priorities are all about putting the things that truly matter most at the top of the list and letting lesser ranked activities go. I am not overly obsessive/compulsive when it comes to a clean house but I do like to keep up with the basics. Yesterday however, Adorable Hubby and I were a higher priority then a clean house so after getting breakfast made and chores assigned out. We slipped into the bedroom for a little quality couples time ; ) We enjoyed 25 delicious minutes of solitude before our youngest priority knocked on the door and called out accusingly, "You guys ALWAYS do this!"
Keeping up with my blog is also a priority, not only do I love chronicling our lives and wish I had captured more of the funny day to day comings and goings of our older sons; but I love all the friends I have made. So, were adjusting and reordering the most important things.
Out here in Boy Land, my priorities are growing up, I'm hoping they'll soon be off the pacifier and potty trained. And, I'm hoping to do it all, Awesomely!