Its so easy to get caught up in what needs to get done, the to do lists, the never ending loads of laundry. Even now, as I sit here with E on my chest, I'm trying to multitask first thing in the morning. Sometimes I get a jolt-something happens and I realize I need to slow down, enjoy the day, have that cup of tea (or wine), savor this life that I've been blessed to have and experience. I may not always have a clean house, nor will the laundry ever get caught up, but I'm catching on to when I need to step back, look around, see what else is out there.
Now I took a break from writing this, only to drop off the boys at preschool so I can get ready for an appt to do our taxes. M didn't want to go, clung to me fierce, sometimes in those moments I wonder whether I'm doing the right thing taking him there, then he saw some child with some toy and left my side-he wanted in on the action. That's par for the course with him. I know that doing taxes with the boys glued to me would be a complete and utter nightmare this morning, so taking the kids to preschool is best for everyone. I do have some fun stuff planned for this evening while R is at school, another trip to the park, a picnic dinner. Something where I can just kick back with the boys and let them run around. Yeah, I may have responsibilities like taxes to do today, but the day should end on a high note.