Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Spontaneity and Motherhood
Today I sent an email to my Oklahoma BFF, Reese, reminding her that she hadn't updated her blog in a very long time.
She kindly responded to my email that neither had I.
Touché, Reese, touché.
Life with a 12-year-old and a 23-month-old doesn't stop. Ever. By the time I get the girls in bed, I am beat. I'm sure that sounds like a familiar song and dance to all y'all moms out there. Motherhood encompasses a lot of words: fullness, happiness, exhaustion, laughter, responsibility, thankfulness, purposeful and well, lots of laundry.
You know what word is NOT included that group of words describing Motherhood?
Spontaneity. Remember that?
Remember when you and your honey could just go out to dinner at the last minute? Or hop in the car for a day trip to the beach? Or come home from work and have cereal for dinner vegged out on the couch catching up on last month's DVR shows?
I do. And I can tell you that right now, those days are long gone.
A last-minute dinner out is typically down at Chicken Play...ahem, I mean Chick-Fil-A.
My DVR is filled up with Bubble Guppies, Dora, Mickey and Team Umizoomi. I can't tell you the last time I caught up on an adult TV series.
A trip to the beach at this point would never, I repeat never, be a day trip. It would take me an entire day simply to pack the car.
I'm not complaining even though it probably sounds that way. It's just the way life is for us right now. schedules, routine and planning but no spontaneity.
I wouldn't trade it for the world.
I am blessed.
I planned to share some updated pictures but Blogger is being cray...and ain't nobody got time for cray. So the pictures will have to wait.
In the meantime, I am going to be spontaneous and go to bed 15 minutes later than normal...right now. It's no Party Rock Anthem but sleep is a glorious thing to me.
Good night peeps. And if you happen to be in Oklahoma life my BFF Reese, please know that we are praying for you.
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