Our sitter Chelsea (who’s off limits and only for us btw!) got this amazing new puppy, black lab, beauty, Jacc. And she asked if she could bring him over. Of course, I would love to “borrow” Jack with the kids and let them play. Who knew a puppy would be so much fun and then we could just give him back.
On a sidenote, I have been reflecting a lot this week about being a mom and about our little family. And big decisions and the little ones, the daily ones too. And especially today… for an honest post, about today having the mom-guilts. And I know, if you are a mom, you can relate. I end my days mostly satisfied. Happy that I got the kids up and dressed and practically on time to school. Everyone is fed, clothed and doing well in school. They are happy (most the time when not arguing over the wii or other silly things) and they are flurishing. Why could a mom feel guilty over that? Well, let me tell you. I think it’s because my time is so split up with 4 kiddos. And then on top of it, I attempt doing my passion, photography. Couple that with our family struggling right now, a house to clean constantly, baseball starting and a toddler that wants to put everything in her mouth, well, I guess it is a time juggling thing. I get the mom-guilts somedays and today was at one of it’s worst. Did I cuddle with them in bed long enough (so hard to do with 4 so they get to switch off with me and their dad)? Did I tell them I love them enough even though tonight I lost my cool real bad? Ugh, not so good tonight, but most days/nights this does happen? Am I doing right by them? Yep, I think so…..but could I have done more? Listened more? Yes.
And then I dig in my photo archives. I have so many things on my list but sometimes a little archive dipping is good. Good for the soul and good for the mom-guilts. And I found these.
and I feel a little better. And I know for sure tomorrow, all afternoon, they have me and my full attention with no time splitting going on. And so, every Friday afternoon from here on out it’s going to be a mom-free-guilt day. And a kid fun day too. Because that’s what Fridays are for sure for!