Kathryn May 29th, 2012
A few weeks ago I read this blog from Kelly at The Complete Guide to Imperfect Homemaking - if you are a parent – read it! If you have young children – definitely read it! And if you don’t have children – still go and read it because it’s message is valuable!
Much has happened since I last blogged. My parents in-law received a call to serve a 3 year mission for our church in Sydney, Dallin and Luke were succesful in their application to be part of the Pushstart program – which although a wonderful opportunity meant he needed to work in Sydney for 3 months (with 2 weeks notice) With Dallin away I took the boys to Alice Springs to see my big sister. Then, in less than a week we packed up and moved a house, said our goodbyes to Dallins parents, drove the 15 hours to Sydney (for the last 4 weeks of the Pushstart program), and my brother in-law was diagnosed with cancer. So currently we’re in Sydney, enjoying being together as a family before we return home to unpack a house in a few weeks.
This is why I needed to read that blog!
Realising that all of those things ARE my life has helped me to embrace them and learn what I can from them. Mostly though, I think it helps me be a better parent and keep a sense of humour. Remembering that my life right now IS about creating and growing a world for my 2 1/2 and 5 months olds makes it so much easier to do – suddenly it’s not a task or a job – it becomes who I am and what my life is for.
On that note, let me leave you with a conversation we had with my 2 yr old today…(and FYI – Jet is a dog…)
Me – ‘You like playing with Jet don’t you!? Would you like a dog?’
Boy – ‘I don’t eat dog! I eat cow!’
Dad – Should we get a cow instead?
Boy – Yeah, let’s get a cow.
… And just for the record eating cows is not something we discuss regularly!