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Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Thinking too much about all the wrong things.

I had an epiphany earlier this week. I was in bed, trying to turn off my mind. I was thinking about all the things I'd like to get done on a daily basis- laundry, vacuuming, dishes, dog walking, etc...

It's hard to get everything done since Aspen loves to be held throughout the day. As I thought, I found myself feeling bummed that I can't do all those chores and more. When it came time to feed Aspen in the night, I told her I wished I could do more. Then I realized that the reason I stay home is not to clean the house. I don't stay home to take care of the dog. I don't stay home so I can have dinner on the table the minute Kev walks in the door.

I stay home so I can be with Aspen. The other stuff isn't a priority. It needs to get done, but it isn't the reason Kev goes to work every day.

And on her six week anniversary, I got a photograph of Aspen smiling. And that's why I stay home. The laundry can wait.


  1. Amen to that! That was well said and all so true.

  2. Oh my gosh. Thank you so much for posting that. I have been racking my brain letely too because I want to get all this stuff done (and I feel like I have to) like laundry, organized, clean house, perfectly balanced finances, be a little more crafty etc.. but you're totally right. That's not why I stay home with Rock all day. I stay home to play,teach and take care of the boy. Amen amen amen!

  3. That's so true! It is so easy to get caught up with having the perfect house, meal, etc. that you do sometimes forget why you are at home. I have forgotten many times and actually have been in that mode now, thanks for the reminder, I think we all need them every once in a while.

  4. That is so precious. Yeah for smiling babies and epiphanies. What an awesome thought. I need to remind myself of that over and over again, probably for many years to come (especially when my house has been struck by hurricanes Beckett and Anabelle). You are doing great. It was nice to chat with you for a little while last Sunday. I'm so glad that you are starting to feel better and more at ease with your new role.

  5. Isn't it nice how a simple little smile can refocus the day and remind us what our true priorities are?


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