When the crazies are out in force…
When there has been too many commitments and to many things to get done…
When the kids are cranky and you are tired and stressed…
When things seem far from ‘peace on earth and goodwill to all’…
Then, then you need to stop and take a breath.
There will be many more Christmases to make the perfect crafted gift.
There will be time to write that awesome blog post or accept that fabulous offer another day.
One day there will be a fabulous new kitchen and time to cook fancy meals without a crying toddler at your feet.
One day my floors will be clean and my beds made.
There will time to be alone and read and run and draw in the future.
I need to stop living in the future and wishing my days away.
I don’t need to do it all and have it all right now.
Right now I need to make crazy faces at my kids till they roll their eyes at me and tell me they love me.
Right now I need to lay next to my girl in bed and listen to the rain on the roof, long after bed time.
Right now I need to clean out the paddling pool and make whirl pools till my legs ache.
Right now I need to lay in the hammock, squashed under the jumbled mass of four other sets of arms and legs.
Right now I need to play Wii dance with insane abandon.
Right now I need to get muddy and messy and plant seeds that may never grow.
Right now I need to stop for a moment…
Just breathe in all the wonderfulness that is my family, my home and my life.