Lately life has been busy. Too busy.
I have been distracted by many things.
I heard myself saying to the kids several times this week:
"Look, your just going to have to wait a minute."
"I don't have time to talk to you about that right now."
"I want to help you with that but I just can't."
When I start talking like that to the kids, things need to change.
The change that needs to happen is with me.
I realised (once again) that I am wearing too many hats.
I am so good at taking on new hats that I end up like The Cat in the Hat from Dr. Seuss
You know the story. Here is little cat A, B, C, D..... all the way up to Z.
Yep, I had allowed myself to get to the stage where I felt like I was wearing the whole alphabet.
Drastic action was needed and I decided to give myself a day off.
I took off my hats...no friend hat, no cleaning hat, no gym hat, no blogging hat (man was that one hard to take off for the day) and no chef hat.
I decided to just wear my mummy hat for the day.
At first it was hard but then I felt as if a weight was lifted off my shoulders and it felt like a real relief.
My goal for the day was to just hang out at home with the kids.
I found a comfortable spot outside and just chilled. It was great.
The sun was shining and it was just perfect.
I watched the kids playing and enjoyed watching the chickens peck around the place.
I wore my Ugg boots all day. Love my Ugg boots.
The sky was perfect....can you believe it...gotta love living in Queensland.
This really is a picture of the sky!
Just so you would believe me I took a picture of a tree too.
I sat outside and talked with the kids. Really talked with them.
I listened and loved everything they shared.
They have such cute little ideas and ways of expressing themselves.
It was a wonderful day and I loved just wearing my 'Mummy Hat'.
These are moments I cherish and the distractions that come are not worth my time or effort compared to the love and joy I find in my children.