Saturday, February 20, 2010

The post where I realize that life is way too short

Do you hear that? That, my friends, is silence. The Girl is at ballet and the Boy is at an all-day chess tournament. (Say it loud, say it proud; we are a family full of nerds!) The older the kids get, the less time I have to myself. Scratch that. The more I appreciate the time I get to myself. Life is crazy as always but I have this new found sense of self-awareness where I realize all of this (stress, issues, life, etc.) is temporary. When I get super stressed at work (which is my baseline state at this point) I know that it's not going to stay like that forever. When the kids drive me crazy, I try not to work myself into a frenzy because they will not stay 9 and 5 forever. I can only teach them what I can for the short amount of time they will listen. Even my relationship with D has evolved to where I realize that being a couple does not define who I am. We've gone through some rough patches over the last few years but we know after 14 years, we still want to grow old together. I don't have it all figured out, nor do I fool myself into thinking I ever will.

Anyhoo. D and the Girl are going to a Father-Daughter dance tonight so I'll be sure to post some pictures later.



Blogger Rohini says...

What? I thought by the time my kids were 5 and 9, I could sit back and sip margaritas while they took care of themselves. This is like a moving finishing line!

Sat Feb 20, 07:00:00 PM CST  
Blogger hillgrandmom says...

Father-daughter dance--how cool is that! Lovely and I hope they have a really, really good time.

Sun Feb 21, 03:16:00 AM CST  
Anonymous Anonymous says...

cool blog,期待更新........................................

Sun Feb 21, 05:36:00 AM CST  
Blogger Meghana says...

Hey... stumbled upon your blog a couple of days back. Makes for a quick, good read in between work. :)

Tue Feb 23, 03:32:00 AM CST  
Blogger GettingThereNow says...

He he he! at Rohini :P

Agree with her about the moving finishing line bit though. And what was the Father-Daughter dance for? Wish we had something like that here.

Thu Feb 25, 04:02:00 PM CST  
Blogger Mint Chutney says...

I wasn't thinking that 5 and 9 were the finish line but I've certainly am getting better at overreacting when they actual act like kids.

Sat Mar 06, 10:04:00 AM CST  
Blogger Tartrazina says...

dropped by to say hi!!:-)

Fri Jun 04, 02:55:00 AM CDT  

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