a little letter to myself…

08 March 2011

c’mon, Melissa. You know these things.
* getting up an hour and 15 minutes before the kids is absolutely priceless. It means exercise, a shower, quiet study/planning time, the dishwasher unloaded, a load of laundry started, and 15 minutes worth of email response, where it will take you 3 hours to get these things finished when the kids are up. I know you want to push snooze, but don’t do it….
*fold the clothes right out of the dryer. Don’t you dare pile it up on the floor or the baskets. Seriously? It will take 15 minutes tops. C’mon.

*stop eating mindlessly. Get a big glass of water, put your food on a plate, sit down, and enjoy.
*you have to be  ready and *present* when the bus comes pulling up at 3:40. Put the projects away, if the blog post isn’t finished, just save it, you can answer those emails later. Close everything on the computer, put on a pretty Pandora station, you know it sets the tone for the rest of the afternoon/evening.
* laugh. They are actually adorably funny kids when you really listen to them or watch them. Try not to worry about what they are sucking up…at least they’re vacuuming??
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* The kids are all down, the dishwasher is going, and I know you just want to relax, but just take 10 minutes to do a little pickup upstairs. You will kiss yourself in the morning.
* get your butt {sorry Mom}  bottom to bed!!It’s not worth staying up! I know it’s blissfully quiet, but so are the wee small hours of the morning. You need your sleep…GO! See #1
*you can never take this time back with your sweet family. You know what you need to do to be the mom and wife you were meant to be. You can do it and they need you to. The projects will get finished, they may take a little longer though. Blog posts may not be as fantastic or frequent, but it’s okay. You know what’s most important.
You can do it.
signature John 13:17  If ye know these things, happy are ye if ye do them…

1 comment

  1. Love this! I need an identical letter. Definitely what I needed today, and it looks lke I'm not alone. :) Have a fabulous day!


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