Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Motivation Monday - Spending Precious Time with Children

Motivation Monday - Spending Precious Time with Children




I hope my children look back on today,
And see a mother who had time to play.
There will be years for cleaning and cooking,
for children grow up while we are not looking.

When my girls were young, I did this.  I am happy and have no regrets.  I remember one day, it was the last day the pool was open for the summer.  We went in the morning, we saw many come and go that day....one "friend" dropped her boys off and came back after work to pick them up...she said:  "are you still here?  Wow, what did you do today?"  She laughed at me...I actually felt sorry for her.  She could have taken a day of vacation, called in sick to spend this time with her boys....I saw what they did all day...she doesn't have that memory, I do.  Did I get what I "needed" done that day? You bet!  

Now that my nest will soon be empty, I cherish these days even more - they are precious to me.  Yesterday, Monday, was one of them.  Justine is on Spring break from college this week.  We had made plans to watch Downton Abbey while on her break.  I actually didn't know this show, but saw so many pins on pinterest that I had to check it out.  Netflicks....anyone?  We spent most of the day watching episode after episode...I know, I "wasted" a day....or did I?  


Oh boy, I LOVE this series!  We are on season 2 - no spoilers please...  

Later this week, we look for Justine's wedding dress...trust me mamas - children grow up too fast!

Blessings from Ringle, Wisconsin.

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