A question I'll get asked by my dear friends whom I havent seen in way too long. Harmless. But it always stops me in my tracks... What HAVE I been up to? My days start at 630am and doesn't end for another 16 hours. My MomAgenda's pages are filled with practices and appointments. I've got my phone's alarm going off every fifteen minutes reminding me of where I need to be. I've got Evites and Signup Genious email that fill my Google acct. But, what the $&@! Have I been up to for the last few months... Nothing. And Everything.
Yesterday this girl and I left the house at 730 am and didn't get home until 7pm. She is a trooper. Always a smile. Always ready for our next adventure. If I ever get a second to think about it... I feel a little sad for her on days like yesterday. In and out and in and out of her car seat. And coat. And shoes. No real nap. No real meal. By the end of the day she TOLD ME "nigh nigh". Bless her. That big world out there is crazy and loud and messy and one of the best parts of my job is being able to create this soft place for them to retreat to. To be simple and quiet. Even if it's just for a moment. We made one of these moments happen this morning. In between the chaos of getting lunches ready and the big kids out the door and preschool drop off... We were quiet. And simple.