Two things happened today that made me realize I need to step up my "mom game." For starters, Ellie got sick at school and when Eric picked her up, she told him that I had to send her because I am too busy at work to take off. Talk about a dagger to the heart. I rarely have "working mom" guilt, but ya'll, that was kinda brutal!!
In full discloser, she told me her stomach was upset but I ignored it and instead told her the story of the "Boy Who Cried Wolf." Eli chimed in as well cause the Watsons are "suck it buttercup" kind of people. Ellie whines so much and complains of tummy aches anytime she has to do chores, clean up her room, wake up before she's ready or participate in any activity she deems unworthy of her time, so I really didn't think much of it. Apparently she threw up just a few minutes after I dropped her off...Mom of the Year right here.
Later I was putting school activities on my calendar and realized how out of the loop I've been since I stopped blogging consistently. There are just so many gaps, so many memories that haven't been preserved. It's time (once again) to change that. I know, I know...you've heard the same empty promises before, but this time, it's for me.
It's because I woke up and realized my kindergartener thinks I work too much and my fourth grader is almost out of elementary school. It's because when I blog, I take time to see the beauty in the ordinary moments, commemorate the big moments, and find joy in the tough moments. It's because whether good or bad, these are my memories, my days, my babies, and I don't want to look back and realize that I missed one tiny thing.
So here's to blogging, spring and summer days spent making memories and a little memoir of how it all played out...the good, the bad, and the ugly!