Spring Break: Day Two. It was a full day and I'm beginning to fall behind on my normal "chores." The day was full with playing and talking and making fun snacks in the kitchen and then cleaning up after these fun ventures. Do you ever feel like you spend more time cleaning than actually enjoying the activities that made the mess???
I'm squeezing in a few of my regular daily activities while still making extra time for kid fun. At the same time I'm doing some self-talk to remind my mommy brain to just enjoy myself instead of worrying about all of the things that are going un-done. I haven't yet come to terms with this. Being a mom is a constant balancing act of spending just the right amount of time doing what has to be done and what we want to be doing. And all the while not feeling guilty when the things we want to do are not necessarily the playing games and the making snacks and the chit chatting about the latest toy on the "I want" list with our kids.
If I ever get this figured out, believe me, I'll be blogging about it. For now, my daughter and I are doing a "sleepover" together even though I would much rather sleep comfortably in my own bed. On the flipside, I have a plastic container full of yummy rice crispy treats that I certainly would not have made if it wasn't for the Pink Princess cookbook she chose from the library today. All in all, it's been a good day. Full, but good.