Just this past week, as I was browsing Hobby Lobby for Bible School supplies a lady came up to me as Conley was starting to get fussy & Cam was making a dive to hang off of my neck as we pulled into the check out line & said, "Enjoy them mama, they grow fast. I have four boys. And my youngest is 22." I kinda get the feeling this lady (oh, I don't know) seen my black circle eyes, messy freshly frizzed hair d/t a three year old giving me knuckle sandwiches down every isle, slobbery shoulder, & probably smelt at least a trace of a poopy diaper & sensed I needed to hear those words.
I may not make it to everything planned, or if I do, I definitely won't be on time! I will always forget something & I will always have coffee poured on some part of my body (espy c i a l l y when I wear white). The harder I try to make everything perfect, the worse things are, actually! But I try.
I do refuse to put "doing" in place of my kids. Because in over "doing," I become the worst version of myself. Somedays, I just don't like plans. Plans mean getting everyone dressed, to somewhere & back, all while I most certainly will be dragging Cam away crying wishing he could stay just "a little bit longer." That doesn't happen when we take it easy. Every now & then, I crave that refreshing time. The boys do too. Just a day to be. Don't we all need that sometimes? Especially in this season of life? And in taking time for days like that, I like to think I am actually getting to do just what the lady said, "Enjoying them."
I say all this after June has been probably the most hectic, chaotic, crazy time of my life. I have learned "many a lesson" in June 2016. On to the next;)