There are Lego Men everywhere, all the time, constantly invading every nook in my home.
My boys are creative and capable of finding unique hiding places.
A doll stroller with a half eaten snack bowl has been left in my room. Again.
In a yard full of grass my kids can find the mud and prefer to run in it.
Seriously, another toy tucked away on the mantle?
Shoes and socks hastily taken off and thrown in the middle of the living room. Why can’t they remember to put their belongings up?
A temper tantrum on the kitchen floor. Again.
My daughter cries because she knows she is safe, secure and there is someone there to answer her cries. Children all over the world no longer cry, they have learned that there is no one there to answer their cries. My daughter cries and displays her temper because she knows I am here for her.
Toys that belong upstairs have been left on the floor in my room…and I am tired of bending over to pick them up.
Legos. Again. Legos. Why are there so many and why are they so small?
Laundry feels overwhelming. Their clothes get so dirty and the laundry never ends.
Jedi. Hans Solo. The Force. Battle Droid. Darth Maul. General Grievous. Imperial Star Destroyer….sometimes I just want to read a book in english.
There are so many little things every day that I am quick to be negative about or think that I wish they weren’t part of my life. When I first think about it, it sounds wonderful not to step on Legos or have so much laundry. The idea of reading books at night that don’t involve battles or dinosaurs wearing underwear sounds so appealing. Not sweeping my floor 6 times a day and picking up toys strewn about the entire house sounds like a breath of fresh air.
But, it wouldn’t be. If I didn’t step on Legos or wash so much laundry…if I didn’t find army men hiding on the mantle and dirty shoes dropped off in the living room….if I didn’t deal with tantrums and Star Wars….it would mean 4 little people were not in my life. The mere thought of life without them is too much to ponder.
Most of my days are made up of things that are really just a matter of how I choose to look at it.
I will be determining all the giveaway winners today and will post those results later in the day.