The past several months had become pretty busy for me.
Training a puppy (and a toddler).
Cleaning the house (almost) daily to have it ready for showings.
Selling our house.
Buying our house.
And then last month, I traveled every weekend. And out of state a couple times.
Now it’s June.
School is out.
We’re in our new home.
I don’t have any trips planned at all.
Did I mention, our baby’s due date is in exactly one month from today?!
So my June calendar is looking a bit uncharacteristic of how it normally does.
Of course, each week, I end up having daily plans to get settled in our home a little more, get ready for the baby a little more, spend time with friends, and attempt to make it a fun summer for our Little Man.
But I’m also realizing that moving into this new phase of life- having our 2nd baby and relinquishing many of my former commitments,
that I’ll once again have to force myself to SLOW DOWN.
It actually takes more effort from myself to not plan an entire day from beginning to end.
Moving into this new phase of life, being Mommy to 2 little boys, I’m sure that busy days will come and go.
But as much as it’s in my control, my plan is to give these young guys slow, fun days at home or with friends, where they can just be kids.
Where they can explore, and take pleasure in the little things.
Where they can talk to Mommy, and know that they are heard.
Where they can be still and think, or run wild and sing.
Where they can learn to share and consider others.
I need a mental transition, starting this summer.
From planning each day to be as productive and as efficient as possible,
to realizing that a slow day with my boys could be the most purposeful and important accomplishment of all!
joy: June is for special, quality time with Little Man, before he becomes a big brother.