Life is surprising and great sometimes. Yesterday we had an ice/snow storm so Alexander didn’t have preschool. Normally Tuesday and Thursday are my days to hunker down and work like crazy on the blog. I had planned on filming videos and working on photoshoot prep for a big shoot I have on Thursday. So losing one of those days normally would have sent me into a bit of a panic.
For some reason when Ian woke me up before he was leaving for work (as he does every day) and told me school was canceled- I felt relieved. I was surprised a bit because normally I’m the “OhNoIHaveAllTheThingsToDoAndIHaveNoTimeForThis” type. I have no chill, as they say. 😉 Regardless, today I apparently decided to embrace this free day with my son.
Y’all, I am SO GLAD I DID.
Sadly, I can’t remember the last time I just played endlessly with Alexander. Why? Because I’m so scheduled in order to maintain balance in my life. Women understand this because we try to do all. the. things. I heard a blogger say that she felt like she was juggling three balls constantly: her career, her marriage, and her kiddos, and she was always dropping one of them. If the career and marriage are good, the kids suffer. If the kids and career are great, her husband is being put on the back burner. Amen to that. That’s how it feels like to me as well.
Yesterday I stopped trying to juggle and just took the opportunity to see the day as the blessing it was and enjoy my little man. I need to do this more and choose to have entire days free of distractions to spend with him. He’s only going to be this young once and I have GOT to start prioritizing his sweet little self. Lesson learned.