Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Oh very young/What will you leave us this time


It is getting crazy here. My advent calendar this year is some loops of paper on a string but Finn doesn't care as Joe reminded me the other night. I don't have it in me like I did last year. I was not so busy then. I just have to challenge myself to focus on the reason. They are the reason. Joe and these boys that turn my heart inside out. Do you have to break yrself too? Do you take yr ruler and rap yr own knuckles sometimes?

8 comments:

Momo Fali said...

I put off reading with my son until the very last minute every single night. But, when we finally sit down and snuggle together and I hear him reading words I never thought I would...it never fails to make me the happiest Mommy in the world. It brings me such peace and puts everything in focus. It's just getting me to sit down for those few minutes that's hard!

Kate Coveny Hood said...

This is the story of my life. I find that I just don't have time for lots of little fun projects and planning. In the end I just lie on the floor and let them climb all over me. That's our version of quality time - and you know, it's pretty great.

One of my favorite post titles of yours so far. Cat Stevens makes me close my eyes and drift. I need to do that more often...

Amber said...

Absolutely, I'm with you. This year I'm closing up my shop early to try to avoid DOING so much and just BEING over the holidays. We are just this week slowly starting to decorate a bit. I had all sorts of elaborate ideas but none of them are going to happen. The house is a mess, nothing is prepared for traveling family soon to arrive, but I'm forcing myself to let it be.

Ser said...

I needed this reminder today. Thank you. And I LOVE the song you use for the title--perfect!

Michelle Parks McCourt said...

I am putting into the action instead of thinking about doing and even if things don't look/taste /fit the way I made them, that is ok too! Thanks for the post.

amy turn sharp of doobleh-vay said...

thanks all. I was having a hard time with some of this lately and hearing that others are like me is comforting. really happy holidays kisses

Kimmylyn said...

I am printing this out and hanging it on my office wall..

I love this.

Kim Baise said...

Oh, this is good! I know I'm a little late to comment but my sister just emailed me some great advice that I'd like to share too:
" Hope you are all well…take it easy on yourself this holiday season…lower your expectations and remember what is really important!! Try and cut your to-do list in half and BE WITH your friends and family."

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