This last week, we were all hanging out as a family, and there was a moment when I realized that all 5 of my kids (I include my husband as a kid in moment's like this) were talking to me at once, I kept hearing... "mom...", "mom....", and the crazy thing was, I was answering all of them, individually, and a little flustered, but I was actually doing it... well, that is until I said something like.... "really? everyone at once? c'mon guys!?"
I thought about this later, and told myself, one day I'm gonna miss this. Miss being this needed, and this loved by all of them at the exact same time. So I try to laugh my way through and relish the crazy moments, cause I don't want to take them for granted.
So tonight, we were all laying on the red shag rug video conferencing my Mom and Dad who are serving a mission in St. Lucia and my boys are getting super crazy, (admittedly with a little help from me), and I thought back to my last conclusion, and was just enjoying it. Then I looked at my Mom through the lap top and I realized... she doesn't miss this. She wasn't envying the crazy moment I was having with my boys and trying to remember her own crazy days gone by. She was patiently waiting for us to regain composure. She gets to enjoy the grand kids, and then be an adult the rest of her day. She gets to have peace and quiet and time to do the things that she wants to do. Is that what they mean by the "Golden Age"? So, maybe I won't miss the little birds calling "Mom, Mom, Mom" all at the same time, but hey, I'll still try to laugh my way through and relish the crazy moments now, cuz...(okay, searching for something deep and profound here, but it's not coming) how about just cuz...
I asked my friend Mary to come over and shoot my favorite time with my kids. We often will be found reading on my bed on Sunday nights... mostly Shel Silverstein. Thanks Mary!
Then, the girls and I had been planning a fun shoot with our matching-ish skirts. I've for some reason taken to sewing since Christmas, so if you don't find me editing late into the evening, you'll find me sewing. My body's clock is so off! I made these skirts for us for Easter, it was sew fun... (pun intended he he)
The above is one of my favorites... because it's so us... we always sit in a field with our nerd glasses and a vintage phone that doesn't work and day dream together... haha... no I just love that I look like I'm truly enjoying my girls, and that does happen alot!
Oh yes, and these aprons were under the Christmas tree for all of us, I sewed them too. I also put together a darling box filled with cute spatulas, cupcake cup thingy's, sprinkles, cake mix, cookie cutters, and matching aprons for their American Dolls. I labeled the top of the box "Cupcake Company" which didn't mean anything, but just sounded cute at 1am in the morning... It was one of the favorites this year.... and it worked, we've been baking and creating all spring!
We ended the shoot with a staged flour fight... staged or not, we were truly fighting and cracking up... it was so so funny!! Check out what Mallory did to Addie's face, she got it bad... or maybe I did that to her... can't remember now... just easier to blame Mal... teehee, good thing Addie thought it was hilarious too!
Now if I can just get my boys to agree to a mother/son photo shoot... (maybe when pigs fly)