Having three daughters is fun, challenging and sometimes a bit chaotic. Each of them are growing into such unique individuals. At least that's the plan right? It's so interesting for me to watch how different they can be. One thing they all have in common is when they like something, they get SO into it. They let their emotions flow like roaring rapids.
I wish I could do the same. I feel as if I approach certain aspects of life with restraint. What am I afraid of? I don't know...Maybe it's the look of a passer-by; maybe it's the voice in my head telling me to act like an adult; maybe it's my self conscious telling me not to let loose...
I think some people are naturally more comfortable being open and care-free while there are others of us that tend to keep ourselves introverted. Both characteristics have positives. I like to believe it's possible to have a little of both depending on what situation arises.
When I am with a close friend I am certainly more susceptible to being open. Most of the time spent with my children I feel like I am trying to discipline them or trying to be a good role model for them. Why can't I be both fun and a role model?
Sometimes I envy Moms that get down on the floor and act goofy, silly and childlike. Life can be so serious and stressful. With all the happenings in our lives, we all need to stop and embrace more "moments". Wouldn't it help us all cope (with life in general) if we could just go deep with what our hearts love. I'd like to try it.
Why always "not yet"? Do flowers in spring say "not yet"? ~Norman Douglas
Waiting for the fish to bite or waiting for wind to fly a kite. Or waiting around for Friday night or waiting perhaps for their Uncle Jake or a pot to boil or a better break or a string of pearls or a pair of pants or a wig with curls or another chance. Everyone is just waiting. ~Dr. Seuss
Hi I'm Jen, married to my best friend for 16 years and a Mom to 3 beautiful, energetic daughters. My blog is about life, learning to live with Grace and Girls Raised In The South (GRITS). Thanks for spending some time in my small part of the world! I hope you find a story you can relate to and you'll want to come back!
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