Yesterday is gone, tomorrow has yet to come, trust in the Lord, and live for today; I recently wrote as a comment on my friend, Bridget's blog, The Ivey League. If only I could follow this advice myself, I added. Often times, I struggle with letting things go, and relaxing. I let the anxieties of life crowd my mind, and leave no room for fun.
As a home schooling Mom, I worry that my kindergartner is not keeping up with her parochial school counterparts, so I push her. On Monday, we had instruction even though it was a school holiday. We learned about Martin Luther King, and watched an excerpt of his "I Had a Dream" speech on you tube, along with our usual Catechism, Math, Science, and Language Art curriculum.
At the beginning of the year, I choose the word BALANCE for 2011. I realize I must place a balance between work and fun. I also need to be trully present to my husband, and my children, and not being distracted by my mental "to do" list. One thing I am trying to do is to enjoy the moment.
Last night was such a moment. It was the chili cook-off at the Knights of Columbus hall. Nothing fancy, it was a simple, family event. However, it was one of wonderful evenings when everyone was having fun. There was no fighting, no crying, and no misbehaving. So, we ended up closing the place down, and the girls went to bed at 10:00 pm, an unheard bedtime for children in our house. Today, we all with the exception of Daddy, woke up late. As I write this at 9:30 am, we are still in our pajamas. Last semester, I would be freaking out. I would be pushing the girls to get dressed, to brush their teeth, and to start circle time. This semester, I am going to have another cup of coffee...