I got distracted.
I was supposed to be doing my “mom duties” and feeding my children.
But I made a mistake,
I looked out the window,
and like a magnet
I was pulled out the door,
down the street
and onto the little hill, which is my sunset spot.
The kids could wait a few more minutes, right?
It’s been a week- aren’t they all? It’s now March(!) and you can feel the shift to Spring.....the warmer temps, the anticipation of Spring Break, we’re on the downward slide of another(!) school year....and all of a sudden everyone is running in high gear.
And so, when I felt the pull of the setting sun, I could not resist.
Life gets busy.
As parents at this time of year we find ourselves sitting on hard benches, cheering and clapping for a sport or performance.
Or we are behind the wheel, racing from one destination to another.
Or we are making the last minute run for the project that needs clay or paint or poster board or glue.....
And we do it.
We run, rush and rally our kiddos to “do their best”.
And then all of a sudden, it’s March....
What have we missed?
So, you understand that last night, I had to let my kids starve (for ten extra minutes) while I went and watched the sunset.
While I admired the soft pinks, vivid purples, flaming orange, the clouds and the light......of something that happens naturally.
So, what’s my point today? We’re all busy, yes. We all have to do stuff we don’t really want to do, yes and some days it’s hard....and tiring....
There is always beauty.
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I started writing this blog because I wanted to have deeper conversations beyond "How are you?", "Busy", with other parents. Over the years I've shared personal stories, articles, authors and topics to facilitate conversations with parents about the joys and the challenges of parenting.