Tuesday, November 10, 2009

"How we live our days, is how we live our life." Frances Chan

This quote is making it's way around Facebook right now. I had a post all planned out about having Alainna home sick again and all of the crazy things that happened to us (me) yesterday but I just keep coming back to this.

"How we live our days, is how we live our life." Hmmmm.....

It's interesting how you can read things like this and all of a sudden you just "get it". It's interesting though how many times over the years I have just "gotten it".

That wonderful epiphany where I am on top of the world, moving full speed ahead as Wonder Woman, blissfully ignoring the fact that the dishes are piling up, and the laundry is overflowing. Living in the moment with the kids, cuddling on the couch with my man, finding ways to, even small ones, make a difference.

And then the teen-ager runs out of clean pants and the babies cups are sitting in the sink with curdled milk. The diva can't find her other tap shoe and if I step on another one of the boys Legos I will go through the roof! BAM!!!! Reality sets in.

There has to be a balance. Wouldn't it be nice if there was a little bottle (like in Alice in Wonderland) that was marked BALANCE. Balance between the work and the play. Or how about a bottle marked WISDOM. The wisdom to know when it's time to stop what you are doing and have that conversation with the Teen-ager or listen to the Boy try to crack you up with his jokes. To stop doing dishes and cuddle with the baby (either or both you pick). And when it's ok to say wait, at this moment it's time for me.

In the end this is so true "How we live our days, is how we live our life." I just hope that the scales tip in my favor because all we can do is try to do the best we can.

'til next time


  1. Really great post!!! I so want the bottle for Balance. There are just so many things I want to do and never enough time....Balance Bottle...wait, is that a wine bottle, j.k....:)