Friday, April 2, 2010

i saw it in a movie once.

Two things.

Firstly; my kids are wearing the exact same clothes in these pictures as they were wearing in my last post, not because the photos were taken the same day, but because I didn't change their clothes for two days in a row.
Secondly; in my analysis of the process of juggling, I've noticed that although really great jugglers won't drop any balls, most of the time there are a couple balls in the air while one is held in their palm.
I think sometimes, as women, we get to feeling like we've dropped a ball... When we find ourselves feeding our families cereal for every meal just to get by... Or our laundry pile becomes an ant's Everest. We feel guilty. Yuck, guilt. I despise the hold it has on me.
I am realizing that the ball isn't dropped until we give up. It's just up in the air for a bit while we hold another ball in our palm.
Yesterday I held my children in my palm. We made giant messes together. We ate chocolate frosting on graham-crackers for lunch because I wanted to see their eyes light up when they saw their plates. We watched movies, and when they noticed a character sleeping in a hammock and started asking about it, we stopped everything to make our own.
And when, after kissing them goodnight, I noticed my laundry pile, I mustered my strength and kicked my guilt right in the kisser.

I can do everything. Just not all at the same time.

You must watch this video. I would wash millions of dishes for one moment like this.

4 comments:

Rach said...

yay for not changing!! i love it. do it...quite often. and i have been known to not shower for a day or two too. yay for being crazy!

Mac said...

Hi Megan, both this post and the tempest post are wonderful, and you are soooo blessed to have three little boys. oh what a wonderful mother to be able to make your boys a hammock. and the fact that they are wearing the same clothes?? wow I would never have noticed because the smiles on their faces were so wonderfully happy and thats all thats important. my two are out with their friends and will both be collected at 10.30pm but i do long for the days when they were small and cuddly and i was their world! Marrianne

Jenny Bay said...

I can relate to this post in so many ways. Thanks for helping me realize I'm not the only one who sometimes keeps my boy in the same outfit for a couple of days in a row.... :)

you can call me aunt choody said...

They grow up so fast it makes me sick.