Embrace this right now life……take your bites with bravery and boldness since the learning and the growing are here in these times, these exact right nows. Capture these times. Hold and kiss them because it will soon be very different.
So funny that I found this today on Ali's blog. Today was a loooong day. Probably not for most, but coming off of a laid back summer and then going full force into an 8.5 hour work day....while trying to juggle the kids...well, it was hard.
Usually when we are having teacher work days the school has provided childcare for us. They set up another few rooms in the school and then have a few different people in there to kinda keep an eye on all of the younger non-school aged children that belong to the teachers. It's been nice because it gives us the freedom to just dig in to our rooms and get things going.
However, this year....budget was a little diferent and well, childcare was a no go. We are still welcome to bring our children up to the school but they have to stay in the classrooms with us. So that makes it a whole new ballgame. What I probably could have completed yesterday and today, is not finished, and as a result I will go back tomorrow to finish up.
I will openly admit that the kids have been real troopers for the most part. We have spent the past couple weeks up at school since this is a new room for me. So they are growing quite comfortable and quite bored of being up there. It lost it's appeal long ago. So they were on the restless side today....along with all the other children and that just was too much to handle...on top of trying to get the room put together and things ready for open house.
But the quote on Ali's blog helps bring me back to the here and now. And appreciate that they are energetic little munchkins that are finding the joy in life. They can walk & talk and jump and play. They are here with me and they are healthy. They laugh, and cry and feel alive. They want to be there with me. They want me to play with them. They need my help going to the potty, and getting their lunch. One day...they won't need me for any of that.
So I'm embracing the here & now. I'm drinking a tall tall glass of wine....but I'm enjoying where I am. :)