It’s been one of those weeks where I can’t seem to find a spare minute to sit down at the computer and write a blog post. It’s not that I don’t have things to say! On the contrary… if someone were to create a gadget that would help those blog posts that you write in your head materialize onto your blog, I’d be here twice a day- minimum!
But until that invention comes along, I’ll just have to do things the old fashioned way. When I realized today was Thursday, and the week was in its end stages, rather than beginning, I was flabbergasted. Where did the time go? My mom was here- and we packed in full days- but sometimes, especially since becoming a mother, I wonder what exactly I do with my time.
If someone were to ask me what I did today, I suppose my answer would sound pretty mundane. We had a morning bath, and French toast for breakfast. I walked Vijay to the construction site up the road and watched the trucks at work for a while, then we made our way to the park. We came home for snack time, and nap time, and this afternoon we will most likely head to the park, and then to the library to play at the train table. This will be followed by a second bath (he attracts dirt better than a Swiffer), dinner and multiple readings of I Love Trucks. I will not get any work done, nor have time to clean the house. But I will feel pretty good about finding the time to plant a few flowers in the pots on my porch. Other than that- it will not be a “productive” day, but a busy, full, beautiful, tiring (see above picture!) day.
As mothers, I think we need to learn to redefine our idea of productiveness. I am trying to shift my mindset from ‘doing’ to ‘being.’ Being present for my little one- it might not be glamorous, and there are times it is extremely monotonous- but I can’t think of a better way to spend my day.