Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Life is Grand

You should write what you know, right? So, here we are in Mommyville. Mommy stuff? Now that, I know. I have three wonderful children. My oldest, #1, is twelve. My middle child, #2, is seven. Last but not least, #3 will soon be five. My husband D and I are your average folks, working to make a living and raise our kids the best way we can, and we just celebrated fifteen years together on the May 14. Sometimes I sit back and think about how lucky I am to love, and be loved, by these amazing people. Everyone should be so lucky as me.I'm at a point in my life where I've realized that it's time to stop taking things for granted. I'm making over my attitude and outlook on life. My kids are out for summer break soon, and I plan to make the most of it. Does that mean running hither and yon in the heat doing crazy stuff we don't normally do? No. It means turning the tv off, and reading a story to my kids (even #1!), camping in the backyard and roasting marshmallows, playing hide-and-seek in the dark outside, lazy days on the beach, making up stories together about our tomorrows, picking ripe tomatoes out of our garden, re-decorating a certain bedroom for a certain pre-teen, and acting silly for silliness' sake. Life is grand.