Recently I was sitting at the computer ready to work on my blog post for the next day. I was sitting there staring at the computer and trying to decide if I was "inspired" to write something new or finish something I already had in my draft folder.
Both boys were home and while I was in the laundry room doing laundry earlier (and it wasn't even laundry day!!!), I was thinking how nice it was to have them both home for the evening.
As I was sitting at the computer my hubby came upstairs and said that the boys wanted us all to watch a funny movie which I had never seen.
Sitting down and watching a movie all the way through has always been hard for me. I don't like to just SIT there and do nothing for a couple of hours. I want to be multitasking and folding some clothes or maybe sorting through papers or organizing something while I watch t.v. I want to "accomplish" something and not waste the time.
But I know that when I am watching a movie with my family I AM accomplishing something. I am hanging out with my family, having fun and making precious memories.
Sometimes we moms can be so driven and task and goal oriented that we forget that life isn't all about folding the laundry, mopping the floors and washing the dishes.
Those things are important, sure, and they make our homes run a lot more smoothly. I, for one, function much better when I'm not living in chaos.
But at the end of the day, the things that are the most precious to us cannot be stored away in a cupboard, or in a drawer, or organized on a shelf.
The URGENT will always assert itself, and nobody does urgent better than a basket of dirty laundry, a sink full of dishes, or a bathroom that needs cleaning.
I'm all for having a clean bathroom, an empty sink, and clean laundry. Especially if I can have all three at the same time.
But sometimes, you just have to drop everything and spend that precious time with your family when you can, making memories while you can.
Years later the name of the movie may have been forgotten but the memories you will have made of moments like that will warm your heart forever.
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