I’m starting up a little series of posts that feature old blog posts. Kalissa and I have been going back and looking at them. It’s been fun. I started blogging in June of 2009…WOW. Ten years. I’m so glad I’ve kept the blog as a diary of sorts.
For those of you who don’t know. Kalissa is our youngest of five kids. She was the last to leave the nest. She’s a mom on her own now with two kids. WOW. We don’t live at the old farm house anymore. What a difference 10 years make.
Here’s today’s Blast from the Past. This post was dated August 5th, 2009.
“It is no secret, I am a baker and I love doing it. Yesterday I was frantically trying to hurry and make a couple pies in an effort to satisfy my husband’s sweet tooth when Kalissa decided to suddenly get curious on about making pie crust.
Inside I was screaming, “No, go away. I need to hurry and finish this so I can get that paper written, the garden weeded, the beans picked, the clothes hung on the line, the kitchen cleaned, the website updated….”. But then I remembered, my most important job is to “be the mom”. So I said, “Why don’t you roll this crust?”
I didn’t regret it one bit. Can you tell which pie is hers and which pie is mine?
Thanks for letting me “be the mom” Kalissa…sorry I am not as patient as I really should be.
In this rushed world…We all need to be reminded to take time to “be the mom”.
Isn’t it crazy. I still feel rushed. There are always so many things to do. Since losing Kramer it doesn’t happen quite as often. I’ve learned that time is precious. I do find myself in the middle of busy childcare days telling myself that the clock isn’t nearly as important as the kids. I fight the diapers needing to be changed, lunch needs to be made but kiddos need me to play with them or read to them. Their favorite is when I become tickle monster and chase them around…it’s funny, after I give up on the “get everything done mentality” and turn into the tickle monster, even I feel better.
As I write this…I’m giving up on the “get everything done mentality” and putting my feet up for some cross stitch time. I’m guessing I’ll feel better at bedtime is I do….so “be the mom”…”be the grandma”…”be a friend for yourself”. The couple things you didn’t get done today will be there tomorrow. The mom time, the grandma time, the me time…none of them can be replaced.