Looking Forward to Break Time

The days are long for a reason.

We parents all know the saying.

The days are long, but the years are short.

Well, I’m starting to think the days are long for a reason. It may be tough, but every moment can be filled with teaching, whether it’s the ABCs or simply being kind to someone. As parents, we have more minutes than I want to count to teach something meaningful to our children, to find new ways to entertain them and make them laugh.

Because what could be better than a child’s laughter?

But I am looking forward to a break. Not a break from motherhood or being away from my children. But a break from doing everything all day five days a week on my own.

Not only are The Husband and I taking a 2 week blogging break, but The Husband is also going to be home both weeks! He’s really into science and teaching our oldest science, so I’m simultaneously looking forward to what they cook up and being a little terrified of what they’re going to do. Will I still have a functioning kitchen? Well, if they want dinner, I’d better!

Really, it means each kid will get a little more attention, each kid will get more opportunities to learn something from both of us. The days will still be long, but, with daddy home, there will probably be more laughter, more weird things for my kids to do and find hilarious.

But I can’t wait. I can’t wait to see what new thing my son turns into a mustache and how much longer my daughter can spin herself until she gets dizzy.

The days are long for a reason. They’re long so we can have more fun.

That and I’ve been going a little nutty on Pinterest and saving way too many pins with interesting kid activities that I’m going to want to try out. All at once. So, there had better be enough time during the day!

  1. brookejcutler

    I’m always in a constant state of wishing the days away and never wanting them to end, Kat. I know I’ll look back at now and wish for my babies to be little again, one day, but gosh: I’ve never craved ‘me’ time so much in my life. Fingers crossed with Hubby home you can take a few ‘me’ time moments and enjoy those long days even more! xxx

    • kat

      It’s the great parenthood dilemma. Always wanting bedtime to come sooner, but then the kids wake up a day older and you just want them to stay babies forever. But, yes, me time is like a slice of heaven! I’m very much looking forward to dividing child raising responsibilities with my husband. At the same time, the other great dilemma is wanting to be away from the kids and wanting to not miss out on anything.

    • kat

      Thanks! Yes, breaks are so necessary. Though it’s hard to get a break as a mom, haha! It’s hard enough to get kids to just sit sometimes.

    • kat

      Haha! It’s so addictive! I just recently started and already have more ideas pinned than I have time for. But we can dream, right?

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