These past few weeks have been a dizzying haze of appointments, errands, to-do lists and to-don’t lists. And, news to me, it’s April.
Sometimes I think back to the time when I didn’t have kids and remember what it felt like to be free as a bird. Sometimes I long for those ole days. Days when I….
- Didn’t feel like cooking dinner at 8 pm? No problem! We’ll go out. There were no bedtimes to take into account.
- Could stay up late watching Annie Hall because it’s on AMC (even though I’d swear I own a copy somewhere?) No problem. I only have to get myself dressed and out the door in the morning.
- Get my car detailed and it stayed clean for longer than 45 minutes. You betcha.
- Remembered what day it was without having to ask a 5-yr-old.
But with all the hurry and scurry of parenthood, I wouldn’t change a thing. My life was far from empty before I had kids. But now that I have the little darlings, my cup runneth over. It’s easy to look back and remember fondly how easy life was before you were completely responsible for the well-being and health of another human! (Ack! That’s pressure)
But, my life then was just a shadow of the one I have now. Parenthood is a funny thing. Some days, I feel like crumpling into a ball on the floor and crying. But, I can’t. I’ve got laundry to do, dinner to cook and errands to run. Most important, I have two kiddos to hug.
If you’re not busy and want more stuff to do – check these out:
Earth Day Celebration at Sunset Hill Farm County Park – Saturday, April 16th 10-3pm
3rd Annual Valparaiso Community Egg Hunt – Free Community Egg Hunt for Porter County Residents – Saturday April 23rd 10 am at Porter County Expo Center (age 0-12 years – Rain or Shine)
Free Spring Movies at Goodrich Quality Theaters/IMAX in Portage – 9 am and 10 am Saturday and Sunday (call or check site for times and movie)