Thursday, April 14, 2011

Productivity (Addy and Jackson Style)

One of the toughest things for me as a mom is to let go of "getting things done" and my obsession with productivity and just play with the kids or watch them play. A couple of weeks ago, I was trying to "get something done" and Jackson kept bugging me to go outside. As much as I wanted to finish, it was a beautiful, sunny day in Portland (in March) so I gave in and took him and Addy outside. It was such a great afternoon. There is nothing like the happiness a three-year-old can find in his scooter or the accomplishment an 18-month-old feels by putting along with her feet Fred-Flinstone style on her trike.


lynnr said...

I hope you have ordered that kind of beautiful weather for next week! I am excited to see you all.

Ranell said...

Yay Karen! I'm getting better at this too. I truly believe that when we look back on our 'young mothering' years, we will NOT remember all the 'stuff we got done', but we will remember the memories we made with our kids (and pictures & blogging help with that, too!) And I'm always amazed how simple it is to make our kids happy. They just want a little of our time and attention (and good weather!) Good for you!