Being an adult is hard!!!!! It’s stressful, tiring, frustrating and at times makes you cry. Having a child just heightens these feelings. You get more stressed knowing that you have this little being relying on you for everything. Your levels of fatigue go to a level that you never thought was possible!!!! You lose your temper at the smallest things due to lack of sleep and anything will make you cry. But then a time comes when all your hard work pays off, where you child gets to a point where you can actually do things with them.
This past Summer is really the first time I can say that I’ve felt like this. Where I can go out with my son and not stress, and have fun. I realized this last week when we went to the beach. The sun was shining, the lake was inviting and warm and we were together, playing without a care in the world. I don’t have many moments like that, where I feel like a kid without a care in the world!!!!!! I thanked my son for that. I told him how much I appreciate that he reminds me to be a kid and to not things too seriously.
We’ve had more fun this Summer than any other since he’s been born. Maybe it’s the fact that he is older or it’s me being more relaxed or a bit of both, but I truly can say that I’ve had the best Summer ever. It’s so nice to spend time at the beach or the outdoor pool. We have an outdoor pool nearby and we go 2-3 times a week. Don’t get me wrong, I do plenty of things at home, cook, clean, work, blog, etc, but I’ve really tried to ensure that we do something fun every day and that we enjoy this time together. For example, I bought him a workbook and while he does that, I scrapbook. Honestly it’s so much fun. We sit at a table together and work, listen to the Frozen and Tangled soundtrack, sing along and work. It’s really nice. I feel like all that hard work at the beginning is paying off.
The other day I was absolutely exhausted from an insane nightshift and my son came up to me and told me to forget about work and he pretended to take the tired thoughts out of my mind. He made me cry. It was exactly what I needed and you know what, my fatigue went away!!!!!
So the point of my post is this, that although this stage of your child rearing is crazy, it pays off, it gets easier. You do get a point where you can go to the park and watch him play and you yourself can relax and also play. You are reminded of what it feels like to be a kid and honestly it’s in all of us. We just need to tap into it more. We need to relax and let loose more.
So my dear Aiden, thank you so much for reminding me that I also need to have fun and that it’s ok to be a kid once in a while.
May this blog inspire you to tap into your inner childhood and have fun with your kids.
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