Saturday, September 11, 2010

My Boring Life

Sometime ago, probably a year or so ago, I mentioned that I wanted my boring life back. Last weekend I came to the realization that we are close to being back there.

I was all worked up last weekend, after we came home from a Labor Day picnic. I wanted to know what we were going to do that night and what activity we could incorporate. For a couple of hours I thought about going to a movie, or out to dinner, or having some friends over, something...I just wanted to be entertained. After I realized it was getting too late to make any plans I started thinking about the things I needed to be thankful for. (Now don't start thinking that I am so good. You see, I was forced to think about these things.)

After some thinking (and settling down about being home for the rest of the evening) I was grateful that we were all together. Audrey wasn't in the hospital, we weren't being forced to be here or there for a calling or school activity, we could just be together. It was wonderful to make dinner at home as a family and go to bed on time. Nathan and Audrey also think being home is the best thing ever. I know that at some point they will get the same itch I have and want to be entertained, want to be out doing something or having friends over. So, for now I will relish all of the time I have to spend with my children that still like being home and spending time with me.


Bryan and Emily said...

I am like you. I am often looking for something fun to do. I love to explore. And since I've been a stay-at-home mama I've found that when the weekend comes I am ready to go (and Bryan is usually ready to relax). But since the twinners were born we've HAD to slow down a little bit and I'm coming to realize that some of our best days are just us hanging out and enjoying us. Don't get me wrong, I still love getting out and going and doing, but I think it is important to remember that the most enjoyable part of life is spending quality time with the ones we love the most.

Carrie said...

I am in the stay home mode and have been for quite some time. I am at the stage that I want to be entertained but not so much that I will put a ton of effort into...I am good with renting a movie or playing a board game. :)