Why is it that people are always in a hurry? Are they all just running late or do they just think they need to get their quicker? I can remember my mom always telling me to slow down when I was growing up. I hear myself saying the same thing to my kids. “Slow down!” ” No running in the house!” The same goes for us moms in our every day life. We need to “slow down” and “stop running”. I find myself going a million miles an hour and in a million different directions and for some reason between the hours of 3-6pm it is the craziest.
3pm – Erick off the bus
3:15pm – snack time/chill out time (all day kindergarten is tiring)
4:00pm – homework time, and a game of “keep away”. We have to “keep away” the pencils and crayons from little brother Russell (19-months)
4:45pm – start getting ready for dinner (keep the kids busy, happy and from bouncing off the walls)
5:15pm – must eat dinner or we’ll be having some melt downs
6:00pm – hubby gets home and for some reason the kids start bouncing off the walls some more.
I realized that sometimes I just get caught up in the daily rush. Trying to get everything done, and trying to stick to a structured schedule. Today we shook things up a bit and went to the bookstore after school. They have such a great little children’s area and even better a “Thomas the Train” train table. Don’t get me wrong, we have toys at home, but I think any mom would agree that sometimes just a change of scenery, and a change of pace can really make a difference. I stopped this afternoon, sat down and watched my kids playing at this train table and I got to read the introduction of two different books – which I ended up purchasing. It’s true what they say, we sometimes need to “stop and smell the roses”. Boy, they sure did smell good today!