"The grass is always greener on the other side."
So they say. Whoever they are.
And sometimes it really seems that way.....doesn't it?? There are times in my life I have really believed it to be true.
But I am sloooowly learning as I grow older (and wiser, right?) that the grass is the greenest of greens, right beneath my very own feet. I just need to remind myself to look down.
Last month when Robby left for a week to Florida for work.....I was a bit on the bummed-out side, and feeling very woe-is-me. Yes he still had to work every day--but he was working in Florida! I've never been to Florida! He was eating out at fancy restaraunts, sleeping in a fancy bed, and HE HAD MAID SERVICE!!!
I was at home sweeping 100 times a day and doing the same old laundry and potty training routine....by myself. Where was my maid?
It's hard sometimes to be home all day. No fancy restaraunts. No one to pat you on the back. And all that sweeping.
unless, I look at it this way...
I get to be home.....all day! Do you know what that means? I get to make the plans....I am the boss! What we do. What we eat. Where we go.
Let's paint! Let's make bread! I get to hear the giggles, and be a part of their fun little world.
"Mommy you have to hurry and get out of here!! There are Storm Troopers coming!" I have absolutely no idea what that means, but was very excited that I was important enough to play along.
In between the sweeping, there will be a few hugs, I am sure of it. I get to play. Read books. Laugh....alot.
I get to experience the springing of spring through my two little one's eyes. Looking for buds. Listening to birds. Planting. Digging. Or just playing in the dirt....
Yesterday we went to the park. Enjoyed the sunshine. Swung the swings. Slid the slides. As my boy and my girl (who are getting so big) ran off across the grass, I looked down, and saw green.