|Hmmm... I SHOULD go to sleep!|
I "shush" and "hurry" my children A LOT.
More so lately than I used to.
The shushing I think is a direct result of spending 10 months in the hospital with Annabelle. Besides quiet conversations with nurses, the hum of the machines, and the TV on or music playing... it was fairly quiet. The only exception was when there was a "code" on the floor, then it was not so quiet, and it was scary, even if you weren't the parent affected.
|But being silly is SO much more fun!|
I've become a perpetual shusher. Before, I was decent at tuning it out and having selective hearing, only tuning back in when something shouted, "This needs Mommy's attention!" It is a skill I lost and need to get back ASAP!
I do this even when there is no good reason WHY we need to hurry up.
I married this most wonderful man 12 years ago. He is very opposite of me in this regard. My hubby is ssslllooowwwwwwwww. And that is okay. We balance each other out. I help prod him along so he doesn't miss out on important things, and he can reach forward and pull me back, urging me to enjoy the journey.
I've been SO SO SO excited about the holiday's coming up. This will be Annabelle's FIRST Thanksgiving and Christmas at HOME and the joy in my heart just bubbles up in anticipation.
YESTERDAY, however, I took the time (and the risk of germs) and went to school to have lunch with my girls! They had the school's annual holiday lunch where they invite parents to come and eat with their kids. It worked out that all the girls had lunch one right after the other, with only 5 minutes in between each. So Annabelle and I went and had lunch with them. I "sat" with Lacy and Karalynn while they ate, and actually ate with Gabby.
School, however, tuckered poor Annabelle out!
My advice for this coming holiday season: Stop and ENJOY IT!