Everywhere I look this week, I have seen something or read something about being present in your life. It is so easy to do, not to be mentally here even when you are physically here.
Because I work from home I do find myself sometimes not being present to my kids, I grab my phone as soon as I get an email because I want to make sure I am doing my job because I know I could not get a gig like what I have anywhere else. It was this week after reading a blog post that I realized that almost all of it can wait until nap time, I get 2.5 hours of quite time a day where I can be present with work and not sacrifice any of the precious time with my kids (which is perfect because with my job, I only have to work 3 hours a day to meet my hour requirement).
So today I after Little R's morning nap I took the moment to be present with my kids, like in their faces I am the coolest mom in the world. I bolted into Little R's room music blaring from my phone, MC was already in Little R's crib with her and started dancing to Stronger by Kelly Clarkson. Both the girls eyes got huge and then they started laughing and then started dancing too, Little R was the best trying to dance then falling down in the middle of it. It was the best 3 minutes and 42 seconds of the morning. MC thought it was so funny she climbed out of the crib and said "one more time we need to dance party together", so we did for 20 minutes.
The smiles and laughter from my kids was amazing, I actually started to cry at one point because it was that awesome. I thought to myself, this is what it is all about, the love and laughter of my kids.
Here's to the little moments in life to be present that keep me laughing, loving and living.
Ethan Allen Parker Chair
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