On the SevenFREAKINteenth day of Christmas break, I was busy giving myself a pretty good guilt trip.
I need to get out in the sub-zero weather and peddle some Girl Scout cookies with Ella.
I really should take the kids somewhere fun on one of their last days of break.
And then after looking at Facebook…Oh look at the super fun trip they are on!!! Geez my poor kids don’t get to do anything fun.
Alas, my nose was running like a faucet, and I had a ton to do to get ready before my Daddy’s surgery on Wednesday. My sweet friend, Rheanne, gave me a pep talk when I was having a mini breakdown. She reminded me that the kids were going to be just fine and that I just needed to focus on taking care of myself and my daddy.
So I allowed myself to remove “Entertainer” from my Mama job description and let them entertain themselves. And guess what? The day was pretty awesome. Sure we stayed in our pajamas all day. And Matthew played his Lego Dimensions WAY too much, but he also colored an entire dinosaur coloring book. No one fought (excessively that is) and I didn’t have to take anyone to the ER. Score!
When I found the below video on my iPhone after the umpteenth low storage message on my phone, I decided we need to have a lot more days like this where the kids can just be kids.
Too many quotes that I love to even pick one! Of course I had to find the original one that they made a couple of years ago…
We (me included) spend so much time trying to make sure our kids are involved in the right activities, getting good grades and all the other absurd pressures for kids today.
We need to just let them be kids, have fun, use their imagination and record a talk show in their room with their big sister 🙂