Short and Sweet
Last Friday, I sat down at the computer, planning to spend a few hours working on a post. I did a quick Facebook check first and saw the news about the horrific shootings in Connecticut. I read for a short while, then turned off the computer and took my kids for a walk outside.
One of my favorite quotes is by Henry Thoreau: “The cost of a thing is the amount of what I call life, which is required to be exchanged for it immediately or in the long run.”
Translated to blogging that means that currently I feel that the hours I would spend writing a new post could be better spent with my rapidly growing children, now while I can. I’ve lost my zeal for writing and while I’m sure it will return sooner than later, right now I’m just going to savor the peaceful lull.
I’m sharing one of my favorite pictures of my little monkeys from when they were small and we weren’t gluten free yet. They managed to get into two bags of flour and make a complete mess! I’ve always had the theory that ‘you can get mad or you can get the camera’ and it still applied in this case. As a result, that priceless memory isn’t marred by my fussing or them crying – it’s just a photo to smile about and remember that kids are going to be kids. They’re going to make messes, they’re going to make mistakes, they’re going to break an ornament off of your tree… none of these things warrants getting upset and yelling at them.
Enjoy your babies, your children and your loved ones while you can. Accept them, imperfections at all. Savor LIFE! I know I am.