I really want to pick this blogging gig back up again. It's important. I have loved going back and reading old posts, looking at old pictures, more than I realized I would. It's amazing to look back and see how quickly life changes, yet in the moment it feels like time is sometimes moving so slow it's at a stand still. I think since I'm not a scrapbooker, photo-album-maker, take tons of pictures type mom, I had better maybe try to at least do this. I think I might regret it if I don't. Plus, I think how fun for the kids, when they are grown, to come home and go through old blog books, laughing at all of the silly phases we made our way through.
As I was skimming over my last couple posts, I was reminded how life has a way of working itself out. Not long ago, I was torn as to what to do with my little middle bird. I want him to be free, be himself, flourish, and be happy. Desperately. At the time I thought another year of kindergarten. What's the rush? Let him take his time. We made the difficult decision to pull him out and homeschool him for a year. It's been...ok. He misses his friends. And it's not easy having a mom for a teacher. But, we are working so super hard trying to keep him up to speed, so that he won't have to repeat and will be able to jump right back in with his buddies in 2nd grade next year. It's a lot, but I feel like it's the best decision we have been able to come up with. And here we are already half way through the school year. We are doing this!
Usually, I am not a fan of New Year's Resolutions, but this year I felt inspired to give it a whirl.
1) Prepare nutritious meals for my family consistently. Plan ahead. Be thoughtful of these growing bodies in my care.
2) Self-care. Get enough sleep. Eat well myself, not just feed the kids well while giving myself a cracker for lunch.
3) Love more.