Tomorrow morning my daughter and I will be venturing out to Orlando, Florida for her Seaworld trip. She and her Girl Scout troop earned a trip and I am so proud of her. I have to admit...I have thoroughly enjoyed the cookies along the way. :)
I have two and half hours alone with my 9 year old tomorrow morning. She is so excited. I was overfilled with joy when she asked if she could pick out some CD's and if we could stop at Starbucks to have breakfast together.
I have to admit, this is the first time that Maddie and I have been on a trip together. I have a lot of "repurposes" for tomorrow's drive. Okay...as horrible as this is to say...at the end of every work day I am exhausted. Both of my babies have soooo much to say... and I PROMISE...I do my very best to listen but I am also so tired from a job that begins at 7:30am and most days ends at 5:30...I'm tired. I have told you before, we tell our highs and lows at the dinner table almost every night, but I know I have blacked out a couple times because my brain has stopped.
One thing that I do try to do... is look in their folders every day. Macaiden especially, is so excited to show off his work every night. I always save their special art work and have it on display. I KNOW that their day is important...and it is important to ME TOO!
Tomorrow, I am going to listen. I am going to sing. I am going to dance. I am even thinking about letting Maddie have her very first frappocino! (do they make decaf?) This is MY time with my first born, my baby girl.
In the words of the Eagles, "Take it Easy, don't let the sound of your own wheels, drive you crazy. Lighten up while you still can, don't even try to understand. Just find a place to make a stand and take it easy." Tomorrow and maybe everyday I should re-read what I am writing when I am super tired. I need to lighten up! I need to not think about "what on earth is going on in my little baby's head!" or maybe THEIR understanding is better than mine!
I am going to take it easy tomorrow with Maddie. I am going to enjoy listening to HER stories. I am going to make tomorrow a memory. I am going to do everything I can to make a memory not just in my mind but in hers. I want her to know that SHE is my goal tomorrow. Tomorrow is ALL about her and she needs to know she matters to me. I will not act tired (maybe until I get to the hotel room at least) and I will take the time to really listen to what SHE cares about.
My Repurpose for today (and tomorrow) : Take it easy. Take it easy to the point where it is easy to listen to my kid because what she says is easy and music to my ears.
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