Sometimes You Have to Stop Getting Things Done

April 11, 2014

in Confessions

Sometimes, you have to slow down.

If you haven’t noticed, I do about 40,000 different things. I have a full time job, I blog, a lot. I have two kids that need to go to school, karate, and they are starting to have social activities as well. I lead a host team at church on Saturday nights. I try to go to the gym at least 3 times a week with 5 being even better. I cross stitch. I knit. I spend way too much time on hair and make-up.

But sometimes you have to stop the go – go – go. And the get things accomplished!

Sometimes you have to just hang with your kids.

hanging with my kids

So last night, Dylan and I just hung out. I read a magazine while he snuggled and told me every single move he made on every single iPad game! And I listed. And I commented. And I ate digital ice cream and donuts (since I can’t have the real thing). I made a monster band and broke some glass towers.

And all that time that I wasn’t getting anything done. All that time where there were e-mails to be answered, blog posts to write, videos to film, dishes to wash, nails to paint, books to read, and projects to work on. All that time I spend just hanging out with my son was worth it.

Every obnoxious second.

Because this morning he came and hung out with me while I dried my hair and put on my makeup. He told me about things that happened at school instead of just saying he doesn’t remember, like he does when I ask every day. He picked out my earrings.

My room isn’t clean anymore. There are about a dozen stuffed animals in the floor and my jewelry box has been completely unorganized. But the morning was beautiful.


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Lindsey Renuard is a blogger, YouTube beauty expert, and the Managing Editor of the Skiatook Journal.

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Barbara April 17, 2014 at 2:23 pm

This is what it’s all about, isn’t it? I have grandkids the age of yours, and don’t get to see them as often as I’d like, but I love those times when there’s no plans, just being together.
I may remember and write about the crazy things my boys did when they were little, but it’s the sweet times like you describe that make me smile.
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