And that, folks, is the extent of my Latin.
It is Latin, right?
Whatever it is, I do know what it means.
Seize the Day
I love schedules, list, routines…if it organizes my days, I love it.
Those things keep me moving forward, give me focus, and help me to feel like I’ve had purpose to my days.
But there is one thing I have to always remember about schedules, lists, routines, etc. It is that they are simply tools.
I don’t need to let them rule my life and make me miserable. If I’m feeling stressed about completing a list and snapping at my family, then I know that I need to step away from the list.
It’s so hot here right now. (111 degrees one day!) So outside time consists of swimming in the pool and jumping in the sprinkler at the same time. Even though it was dusk when this picture was taken, it was still very hot outside.
This week I did ok with keeping myself from being so focused on a list and I stayed fairly laid back. (Trust me, sometimes I am so not laid back!) But I realized the importance of just throwing the schedules, lists, routines out the window for a while.
Sorry for blurry pictures. My camera doesn’t do so well in low light. But notice that the kids had set up a spot light for their night swim! Cracked me up!
The other night, the kids asked if they could go swimming.
It was bedtime.
Now, I realize that they may have been trying to stretch out that bedtime as late as possible. They always want to stay up later. (Which I so don’t get. I’d go to bed early if someone made me!)
And even though it was late. We said “YES”.
Seize the Day
They swam for quite a while that night. David and I actually got to sit and talk to each other for a while. It was nice.
The next morning, they asked to go swimming again.
I looked at my awaiting to-do list and said “YES”.
Summer is almost over. School will bring with it routines, schedules, and lists.
Seize the Day
Childhood goes by rather quickly. I have one child who will begin high school in one year! I want his memories of his childhood to be filled with fun family times.
Will the work that needs to be done get done?
Will everything on the list get done?
Maybe not today. ~smile~
But I’ve got happy kids. And happy kids make for a happy mom. We all know that a happy mom makes for a happy home.
And now I’m off to seize my day. Today I will be catching up those things on my to-do list that can’t wait and probably going out to sit in 100 plus degrees while kiddos swim.
This weekend will be a weekend of fixing up the school area and there is something pretty big happening this weekend too! ~wink~
Next week, will probably be a lot of homeschool talk since that’s all I can think about. ~smile~ But if you need a little weekend reading, check out the curriculum choices on the “Not” Back to School Blog Hop.
Have a blessed weekend, my blog friends!