We used to take lots of trips down the street to the river
These days I feel we are so consumed with getting our house back together
I tried to explain to someone the other day about how once you get done with your house there is still a weird time when you are numb and you just don’t want to unpack or think about your house.
That’s kinda where I am right now. I am waiting for it to pass
I know it will. Just giving myself time.
I look at the boxes that I have packed and unpacked 5 times over the last three years and I just can’t do it right now. I will wear the same thing over and over.
And now we round out the end of yet another school year I have been thinking a lot about the days to come.
This Spring was crazy town with my 3 boys and their sports. Especially the older two. It wasn’t all that enjoyable.
I am craving a slower paced life. I hated the non-stop every night we had this Spring.
I can tell you first hand that the years with my kiddos have flown
If I could let my olders graduate from their comfort school I would totally pick up my youngers that love traveling and meeting new people and settle on some east coast beach island.
I think of slower days, that are not consumed by non-stop academics and sports. Especially sports. Because heres the thing- how many people that you know went on to be pro athletes? Yeah not many.
So as I shuffle down the line of 4 kids and realize how much time we spent doing things that really didn’t matter much in the long run… well I am rethinking things for the last two.
Can we all just revisit for a minute what is important?
Because this is time you don’t get back
So I am hear to tell you that it is ok if your kid isn’t playing every sport. Sports are great for teaching them how to be a team player, and of course to exercise their body. But after almost 18 years of being in the throw of it I am ready to back off a bit. It’s ok to have kids with more interests than sports. And at the end of the day it makes for a better paced life.