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Learning More And More Every Day

Okay so I learned something today. Yeah I know, as a mom of three I know everything right? Not so much! Today sassy (6yo) got some books from the book fair and to give equally to all children I stopped at Target and picked up two books for the younger ones.

wpid-511lxshts4l._sy400_.jpgI picked out The Little Blue Truck for buddy (1yo) and Shoe-La-La for Mini me (5yo). once I came home we spent hours reading and rereading our new-found treasures! It was the most awesome and amazing time!

Just when I thought buddy didn’t like to read he surprised me. He Loved his story and asked me to read over and over again! His enthusiasm of course being infectious so I kindly obliged to his requests.  Laughing every time we got to the part where the truck was stuck and Buddy would yell in delight UH OH The truck is Stuck!

wpid-51gngue-xkl._sy400_.jpg.jpegMini me loves all things girly so Shoe-La-La seemed the right fit for her and it was! We read that story twice as she smiled at the main characters in their dress up shoes and clothes!

Sitting here doing nothing but spending simple quality time with the kids made me really think. This was the moments I wanted to have yesterday! Remember that day, umm the day from Haiti!  The one that caused me to put my kids to bed early!

I realize that I was trying to force a good time with the kids and guess what? Kids are kids and they enjoy what they want, and the only thing that they truly need is quality time with me. Plain and Simple undivided attention. It didn’t matter to them that we went to a festival. Sure it was fun, but that isn’t quite what they needed from me. They just needed me!

So tonight as I blissfully read to my children and tuck them Loving ( at least for tonight, tomorrow is always another story) in their beds, I am reminded that the gift of time is greater than any and all treasures. Do not display a fantasy of what the perfect family should look like. In some weird way that’s the vision I portrayed yesterday at the farm and when it did not work so well, then I became disappointed.

I wanted perfection and I didn’t get it, so then suddenly there I was with every intention of having a fabulous time and ended stressed and having a rotten one! So tonight we read, we laughed and I like my kids again! Till tomorrows adventures….You just never know where the day will lead!

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I am a wife of ten years, mom of three, Nurse and student! My household is quite chaotic and busy. With a six year old going on sixteen. we shall call her "Sassy", a four year old, who is stubborn as a mule, she shall be called " mini me", and a one year old, we will call "Buddy". Our girls do Ballet, and our son, well he is all boy! Very curious and always getting in to something. When we found out we were having a boy i laughed and said " god must have known we needed a little less diva in our life," Ha, little boys are quite the handful! I love my kids with all of my heart, and i love my job too! As a nurse leader i get to see many sides to healthcare and help encourage and guide new nurses. I love taking care of patients and being able to have grown up talk and then come home to my babies. The house is usually chaotic with lots of tantrums, and messes, but i wouldn't change it for a bit. On the rare occasion that i am able to have some spare time to myself, i like to read, bake and decorate cakes, and take pictures of my kiddos. Time to myself is rare so i decided to start this blog to have a creative outlet and connect with other working moms, who might be going through the same situations as myself. I hope you enjoy my thoughts and stories as a mom, student, wife and Nurse! These stories will range from Diapers and tutus to meetings and boardrooms! and everything that falls in between. Enjoy and thanks for visiting my site.

4 thoughts on “Learning More And More Every Day

  1. My little sister would read that shoe-la-la book and then ask me what I was reading I would say something like ‘A Song of Fire and Ice’ which is a pretty big book. She would get sassy and act like she was amazed I didn’t read it before saying “I’ve already finished my book.”

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