I told someone today: If there were 86 hours in a day, I still wouldn’t get everything done today.
I have 2 1/2 bushels of peaches sitting in my laundry room, just waiting to be froze, canned or made into SOMETHING. That isn’t a lot, I know many of you put away much more than that. For me, at this stage in my life, it might as well be a mountain of peaches. When I got them on Saturday, I knew I had to take care of them. They are an investment, in which we put a lot of money into. However, I also have children who are going back to school, a husband who needs assistance with his ministries at church, my own ministries to care for, my home to keep clean and a two year old who is a busy guy and tries to put his hat in the microwave. More than once. (I got it before it erupted into flames.)
I know, he looks tame. 😉
As I was trying to plan my week with blogging, parenting and homemaking, I realized this summer FLEW by. I didn’t get the chance to do as many of the things with my children as I would have liked. This day, I only had a small window of time between appointments and cross country practice, but let’s do SOMETHING.
I ditched the peaches, forgot about the unmopped floors and took my children to a local Farm Park.
It was a lot of fun.
The result of this spur of the moment fun day? Memories, fun and a very sleepy (aka well-napping) two year old. I have twice as much work to make up today but the “thank you’s” and “mom, that was fun” is well worth the tired mom.
Does it bother me there is a pile of peaches not done? Yes. Does it bother me I have a home to clean and blog work to finish? Of course. However, I want my children to remember their last day off of school having fun with me, not remembering me peel peaches. Go to the park, go the pool, go to a zoo. Enjoy your day!