Tuesday, January 12, 2010
My favorite time of day.....
As I sit here doing the dishes, I have the most beautiful sunset outside. It always makes me smile and it kinda brings the day to an end for me, sort of like packing my life into a little box for the night.
All the stresses, all the daily activities, everything just neatly organized and stashed away until the next morning.
So today Jasmine had a field trip, they visited some Heart Center to learn about the Heart and how to take care of it etc.
I don't think I have to tell you moms *and dads* that every time your child is not with you, you think about them and you wonder where they are and what they're doing and if they're safe.
I guess you could call me a mother hen, because I truly get nervous when one of the kids goes anywhere that is not with me or my husband or another family member.
The thought of bus rides and being in an unaccessible area to me, drives me completely bonkers. Sometimes I feel just ridiculous for feeling this way, but what can I do, it's the mommy in me wanting my babies near all the time.
One thing that I'm extremely proud of is the fact that my children know responsibility and they know the importance of keeping in touch no matter where they are, so it didn't surprise me when my cellphone beeped just before lunch time with a message from Jasmine letting me know that the tour was over and they were on the bus heading back to school.
And then, another text about 45 minutes later, just a simple few words "I'm back at school".
Nothing special about what she texted but it made me smile, the fact that my 10 year old had the sense to send me the messages knowing that I would be worried, just warms my heart. Truly makes me think that I'm doing a good job with my children, which of course again, if you're a parent you know how we constantly question ourselves and our choices. We judge ourselves far too harshly at times.
Anyway, just wanted to tell you what I've been up to today.
I was contemplating watching American Idol but for the first time in years I don't even feel like watching it....how weird?
I may just read or make it an early night and hop into my warm bed and wait for the rain to start.
Have a great night!