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 Just because you’re grown up and then some doesn’t mean settling into the doldrums of predictability. Surprise people. Surprise yourself. ~ Victoria Moran

I am a creature of habit and I enjoy structure and routine – predictability and me are friends. But like most good friends, there is a moment of unreliability which results in chaos. Example: wifey goes to bed leaving hubby to prep his lunch for following day. Wifey wakes 20 or so minutes later to fire alarm going off and smoke filling the house as hubby snoozes on the couch. Chaos.

Predictability is the difference between knowing my kid will nap and sleep well because we got home at the right time and enjoying an evening out with friends. Both are tremendously appreciated but rarely work together for the good of all in my household.

So what does a mama do? She brings out her juggling act which includes: fearlessness (cough cough), stamina and her plan for how to get her kid back on track after chocolate cake and adult conversation is enjoyed during dinner away from home.

Predictability is survival, people, at least it is for me. It supplies most of my fundamental needs: sleep, food and activities with friends. That’s what it boils down to. Sound sad? Here’s the thing, I love it!

My days of globe trotting, sneaking around Van Dusen Gardens after gates closed with my boyfriend (now husband), singing the the porcelain god (because them were the days) and dancing til three in the morning are memories for the sharing now.

My days now, they look a lot like this….

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And looking down at this sweet faceImage

And capturing moments such as this

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And somehow, in the middle of such predictability as weekly playgroups, nap time, meal time, and “Daddy’s home” time, there is an ever growing and changing dynamic. This is my life right here and now and I wouldn’t have it any other way.

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