Thursday, May 3, 2012

Finding Time

Some days I feel like I blink and the day is over. We are in full swing with kids' activities. Lots of juggling. And I don't think I even know the half of it yet with my kids still being fairly young. So thankful for grandparents who live close by and are willing to help. It's not uncommon to have 3 games/activities at the same time on the same day.

As much as I love watching their sports, dance, etc., I also love just having down time. Time to search for frogs and salamanders, climb trees, play a game of baseball in our cul-de-sac, draw roads with sidewalk chalk for the scooters, blow bubbles, paint rocks. My challenge as my kids gets older will be to create the down time for them.

Time to do nothing. Or do everything their heart desires. Time to sit still. Or run and jump and climb. Time to think. And time to look each other in the eye and talk about our day. Because on the days when I hardly have time to pee, my kids grow up too fast and I find myself wishing time would stand still.  


  1. amen. love me some do-nothing time. i'm still holding out for the sport that all 5 of my kids can do together :)

  2. Hey Cami. Wanted to let you know there is a Wolayta kids fb group. secret etc. I thought we were fb friends but we aren't so I couldn't add you. Find me if you want to join. Mostly interesting stuff on pronouncing, resources, locations, photos etc.

    1. Thanks! I'd love to join. I will find you on FB.

  3. Tonight the kids and I sat for just a few minutes and watched the birds feeding outside our window and I was so grateful. Keep cherishing those times together. Love to you.

  4. I think we NEED the down time. All of us. Our society is so focused on go, go, go, and I completely get that our kids need to be involved, etc. etc. etc. I just think we miss out on so much when we rush so much that we miss the beautiful, simple moments. I'll be hoping you can find some of those this summer!