As I started to review our pictures from the last 2 weeks, I realized that we have really been on the GO! No wonder I am a bit tired this evening and no wonder Adam and Aggie took 3 hour naps on Sunday!
However, then I began to realize that this is our life and trying to manage all of our family, work, and community commitments can really be a struggle. We have been home 2 months, and quickly Lee and I have felt stretched to near capacity. Now, a lot of this is adjusting to our new routine and organization, but do I dare share the story about how I drove Adam and Aggie all the way to day care and Aggie didn't have any shoes on? Ugh, I was late to work on that day!! or how Adam walked around with a price tag still on a t-shirt he was wearing? Eeck! (although a really good buy at $1.99!) It's during times when dinner is burning, children are playing with dog food, juice is spilling on the carpeting, and socks are being thrown into the toilet that Lee and I start to recognize we are coming "un-glued", so to speak. But, recognizing is the key word and I am thankful that I have a husband who says "honey, I will finish up here." or I tell Lee "grab a beverage and go sit on the porch, I'll handle this". The two of us have decided that in order to stay "glued" we are awarding each other with a "night off". The individual with the night off gets the opportunity to do to whatever they want after work. My night was last night and with a little encouragement from Lee to enjoy myself I had a great chicken, artichoke, spinach, and tomato panini at Panera Bread and a delightful walk through the outlet mall. As I decompressed, I realized that I really missed my kids! Even though 24 hours prior I was thinking I needed at least a 2 week vacation from them I couldn't wait to get home and finish my evening routine of sneaking into their rooms and pulling their blankets up around their sleeping souls and kissing their foreheads. Yes.....we are on the GO, but we are GOING forward glued together. How do you stayed glued?