As the mom of a boy, I love to find blogs hosted by moms of boys. Life Without Pink is one that I really enjoy. Tina, who hosts Life Without Pink, has two sons. One of her sons is younger than JDaniel and one is older. She has her hands full, but her posts remind me that boys are fun and can grow past the tough times.
Mom can you get off the computer and come play with me?”
My five year old reached out his hand and started pulling me off my chair.
I looked into his big blue eyes and that’s when I had my ‘aha!’ moment.
I turned off the computer, grabbed both boys by the hands and went outside to play.
We never had so much fun.
I didn’t check email, follow up with work, or worried about cleaning up the crumbs from lunch.
No, I was soaking up this moment with my boys and realized this is where I need to be.
Watching their eyes light up and hearing them giggle, filled me with joy.
I have a hard time slowing down because working full-time from home and keeping up with every day life is never ending.
But I have realized then I need to set limits because one day….
I will wish that my boys would grab my arm one more time to play a game, or watch a movie together.
I will be glad I was standing in the driveway when the bus pulls up and being the first person to ask them, “How was your day?”.
I will miss the hectic schedules and loud noise coming from the playroom.
My boys will be grown and I’ll be grabbing their arms asking them to come play with me.
The Internet and household chores aren’t going anywhere but my boys are…and I’m pausing to enjoy it!