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You will never have this day with your children again. Tomorrow, they'll be a little older than they were today. This day is a gift. Breath and notice. Smell and touch them. Study their faces and little feet and pay attention. Enjoy today mamma, it will be over before you know it.

Monday, January 23, 2017

I used to blog...

I used to blog...a lot!

The last time I sat down to blog about what was happening in our lives was in July of 2013!


What the what??????

Dang.. a LOT has happened in four years....

 Since I can't even come close to catching up on the past four years  I won't even try #lostcause (hashtags didn't even exist in my world back then). 

But I'm ready to get back in the saddle. 

I think.

Back in the day I actually started blogging so I could document the blissful moments of becoming a mom and everything in between. I loved sharing things about my sweet boys, posting pics, etc. And then somewhere along the way I just stopped.

I don't even remember why.

I thought about it often.

I remember making reminder notes to myself that I should blog about this or that.

But for some reason I just stopped.

Maybe it had something to do with raising not one but two little boys, one of which at the time was like a human tick. Yes..a TICK!! Finn stayed attached to me for the better part of ages 1 and 2!

Who knows...could be that life just got so hectic that I had to make a choice:
raise the kids or write the blog?

I think I made the right choice at the time.

So, how are things different now?

Aren't I still raising to little hellions boys?

While I am still in the bowels of bringing up boys,  I see now that they are becoming more and more independent. Therefore I have a few extra minutes to myself these days (we're talking like maybe 5 tops).

So, the other day Tyler and I were talking and Finn (who is now 4 almost 5) came running into the kitchen and said "bye you tooty rudder heads!" 

Tyler and I just laughed because for the last year or so this has been his thing....making up SUPER random names as he comes whizzing by us usually running from his older brother.

Finnisms include:

"I'm just a dojo mustard dodo"

"That's not a good situation"

"That smells disgusting!!!"

"My toy's are just being num num dodo heads"

"You can call me rock dasher!"

Some of this stuff I really don't even know where he gets it!!!

And, as I was standing there I just thought, I should write this stuff down that he says because I know one day I will wish I could remember it.

And then it hit me....

why don't I blog about this kinda stuff anymore?

Why was it only important to blog when my kids were having their first bath as a baby, learning to roll over for the first time, first taste of real food, first steps, etc., etc?

Why did I think only those times were blog worthy?

HOLY COW! I have missed out on documenting some of the best parts!

Now, to make myself feel better I'm going to say that I didn't blog about it because I was simply enjoying the moment! Living in the moment!!

And I don't think I was wrong for doing so! And I certainly don't think that others that don't blog are wrong for not blogging about all their child's milestones or successes. MOST people like to live in the moment and not feel like they have to document every. single. moment. of. every. single. day!

(Even though technichally we already do it because we take thousands of pictures with our phones and post them to Instagram, Facebook, etc.)

And a picture is worth a thousand words right?

But what about the actual words my kids are saying?

What about all the funny stories they tell me ..daily??

What about all the mannerisms that simply cannot be captured in a photo alone?

All of these things must have hit me at once.
I just must have had this ah ha moment and realized that I had this perfect reason to pick up where I left off!

So alllllll this to say that I am going to try and make it a habit of documenting something from each day....something that makes me smile...something that makes me cry (gah I hope that is not often)...something that makes this momma heart happy!

I may blog about something totally random.

I may just need to get on here and have a little bitch sesh to make myself feel better (we all have need those moments so don't judge)!!

I find this to be very therapeutic at the very least.

But what I want more than anything is to be able to look back on this years from now and be reminded of how much fun it was to be a mom to my boys! 
Maybe I'll look back during those moments when my boys have left me with wanting to pull my hair out of my freaking head because they are fighting for the 900th time in one day. 

Or maybe I will look back on some of the sweet moments and pictures to remind me of a time when I was the only female in their life that they loved this much (#tear).

If nothing else I can have a digital footprint of what it was like to mother my boys that I have been so blessed to call mine!

So, here's to getting back in the saddle....

Let's see how long this lasts!

Here is a pic of what was happening as I was writing this blog and dodging lightsabers at the same time.

 Darth Vader vs. Luke Sky Walker

"Luke, I am your father!" -Darth Vader

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