12/12/12

slipping time.

jess t fighter

Here we are in the midst of the holiday season, and once again I struggle to find balance. This is my favorite time of the year, always has been, but since having children the magic grows each and every year. I try to embrace every moment, every aspect of this season, but it can be challenging when time slips away each day.

I wrote this post last year, and I could easily sit down and write the same exact post. Word for word. Except when I talk about our schedule, throw in a couple more activities and it would be accurate. And that part of questioning myself as a parent? I still do that every single day. Did I read enough, did I spend enough one on one time, should I be working harder with Jonas on math and spelling, I should cook better meals, incorporate more veggies and so on and so on.

Do we all do this as parents? Are we always so hard on ourselves? Does that come with the job?

I'm going to spend these next few days catching up.
Cleaning my house, which I've ignored
putting away laundry
wrapping gifts
purchasing the last of the gits.

I'm going to catch up so next week I can sit back and enjoy this season.
Enjoy the sparkle of the Christmas tree
enjoy reading the Polar Express tucked under covers with flash lights in hand
enjoy baking those imperfect cookies with the kids because, really, those are the best kind.

But for now, it's deep breathes and patience.

I hope you're enjoying your week! I'm very behind on responding to emails and comments, so please have patience with me.

AND...the winner of the Boom Boom Prints giveaway is Casey! Congrats lady, keep your eyes open for an email from me ;)

3 comments:

  1. I love your post!! Its very real. The holidays are amazing, but they go by so fast and its hard to have enough time to really appreciate them! That's why I don't mind keeping the decorations up way past New Years. :)

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  2. This is such a lovely post, Liz ...

    We've been so busy this Christmas season, that it hasn't felt like the Season much at all to me. But every night, as I walk Maile upstairs and she catches a glimpse of the lights on our home (and on our neighbors' home), and I hear that little whisper of "Lights ... wooooooow," I'm reminded of the magic of this time.

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  3. This is my first Christmas as a mom. My daughter will be 8 months shortly and I find myself asking those questions already. Am I doing enough... Am I doing something wrong? ... Is this how it's supposed to feel and be? ... I think the key is that good people ask questions because we care enough to make it right. Watch your kids smiles and just know instinctively that you are doing a great job.

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