I picked a FABULOUS Tuesday to take off. The weather is 60 (!) here today in New England. All the windows are open to hopefully rid the Trenches of stale air and winter germs.
So far, I've done...
Well, not much, actually.
Eldest went to kindergarten. Middle went to preschool. Baby and I had a great playdate with the Chickys. The two of them played wonderfully together and gave Mrs. Chicky and I a chance to visit and catch up over warm chocolate chip cookies. I hope she forgives me for letting Trenches Baby introduce Chicky Baby to the novelty that is bubble gum (which both of them promptly swallowed--of course.)
After picking up Middle from preschool, we came home and the boyz were able to play outside, sans winter coats. We had
Am simply enjoying it all today.
I have pork chops cooking in the crockpot, so dinner is taken care of. I'm not going to make myself crazy by trying to squeeze a big cleaning project into these 2 hours I have alone while the guys are napping, because the Trenches are relatively clean. As in, surface clean. Sure, the house could use a deep cleaning, but that's what Spring is for, right?? Heh.
When Eldest gets home, the rest of the afternoon will be spent playing. With Mommy. And tomorrow I will return to my job, secure in the knowledge that I'm doing the right thing. For us. For our family.
I'm slowly beginning to accept that it's the quality of the time that I spend with them versus the quantity of time that I'm with them. Sure, I only worked part-time before and was home soooo much more. But. I always had something else to do. I realized now that I never allowed myself to focus solely on them. I was easily distracted. Short-tempered. Impatient. My mind was never on the here and now, the present.
And you know what? It is a present. A great big beautifully wrapped present all tied up with a big red bow. This life and these boyz Hubby and I have created. Together.