Friday, December 6

reflect.

As I was nursing the baby in the uncommon quietness of my house, my Nugget girl napping at the other end of the couch, I glanced at our Christmas tree. No ornaments on it yet, just the lights. 

I thought about two years ago at this time, when I was trying to hang the ornaments with baby Nuggie sitting contentedly in her bunny chair. I was super nervous that I wouldn't be able to get them all put up without having to stop and tend to her. I hated to start something and not be able to finish it all at one time. 

One of the first times I began to learn how to just "let it go".


How the times have changed! I laugh back on those days, as I now have another little baby two years later...in addition to that mischievous toddler running rampant. Although I still get frustrated when I can't get a task done in one day, I've definitely learned to just go with it. I'd be the death of myself if I didn't.

And that's the other thing...actually getting those ornaments up this year. In a semi-orderly fashion. I know I'll have interruptions. And those ornaments so carefully put on the tree by a certain toddler will definitely NOT be to her mama's liking. So I'll learn to let go once again ~ for the sake of a Christmas memory. 

Five Minute Friday

6 comments :

  1. Great point, we all need to learn to just let it go and take the time to Reflect

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  2. I had to totally learn to let go of this especially now that both girls wanted to help and put all the ornaments on the right hand side on the bottom in one spot! But seriously could so relate and never thought I would get to this point either. Hoping you had a great Friday. We saw Frozen and it was amazing. Can't wait for it to be available on DVD now. And also wishing you a wonderful weekend ahead, too! :) xoxo!!

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  3. I think that's what all us mamas have to do at this age. Probably up until they are 8 or so, the ornaments won't be placed to our liking lol! But it's important to let them help out because they are so excited about Christmas and everything that comes along with it. I'm so glad to hear you went to see Frozen and that it was awesome. I will wait until it is on DVD but seriously can't wait to watch it with Sofia. Happy weekend to you now too! xoxo :)

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  4. Yes. Today's prompt was a good one, especially in light of the holidays right around the corner. Thanks for stopping by Terri :)

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  5. Thanks. It was one of those that I just happened to be able to snap!

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