Thursday, February 3, 2011

Trying Something New


Today is the day I change things around.

I'm attempting to accept the chaos and ignore the messes. I'm taking the kids on that walk I've been promising and biting my tongue when Henry drops his juice cup for the fifty millionth time (on my foot). I'm not letting myself get worked up when Henry misses a nap or dips his hand in the dog's water because in the long run, what does it really matter?

All this stressful noise is running me down and I'm learning that days are much easier if you pick your battles and semi-don't give a crap about the little things.

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16 comments:

Stephanie Thigpen said...

Completely agree with everything you just said. Everything.

Ashlee said...

So very true! Thanks for making me think and smile!!

Bonnie @ This Young Mama said...

It's good to just accept the chaos and to stop worrying about everything. It took me a long,LONG time to realize that! If I ran around cleaning, worrying, and freaking out about everything Lex does I would be sitting in a corner rocking back & fourth in a puddle of tears haha but instead I learn to just RELAX and enjoy my life and most importantly enjoy my baby because he won't be a baby for ever.

Lora said...

really good! i needed to be reminded of that today. :) thanks!

allie said...

i think i needed to write this feeling down so that i feel more accountable for my actions :) it's definitely easier said than done, babies are too stressful sometimes!

i just need to get better at letting some things go because whoa. my mind is too LOUD and i'm getting tired of it.

Mandy said...

You two are adorable. : )

Christa said...

Mason does the water bowl thing to, drives me nuts! I put a gate in front of it now when he's in the kitchen with me!

I'm also getting one of this http://www.csnstores.com/Little-Tikes-607059-JD1307.html asap for when it gets a little warmer M loves playing in it so I figure I'll catch some sun and he can play with that!

With Love, Jamie said...

Love this post, sounds like a great plan! :)

toria said...

Love this! it's so true too! great pics as well!!!!

kriznizzel said...

easy to say hard to do, I might take a leaf out of your book and try this myself. Love the shots of you and H.

Kerry McCullough said...

I am trying to get more on board with the laid back mom thing, but I'm so bad at it. We eat lunch, take naps, and play at the same time every day.

I did force myself to do a walk with Niall today, but there was so much snow and it was so cold, we turned around after about 10 minutes :(

Heidi said...

Allie, you are so on the right track. You're going to let your third baby drink the dog's water, trust me. Live in the moment and enjoy it fiercely and flip the bird at all the rest of it. LOVE you!

Nessa said...

great reminder... we all need to let the little things go. What cuteness!

Mariel Torres said...

Well, said allie.
BTW, i love the pictures... that boy clearly loves you!

Biscuit said...

Kriznizzel is right...hard to do, but life is so much better when you resign yourself to the fact that shit is a mess...like, all the time. Just go with it Mama, I think we all go through this patch. Hugs and sunshine!

Victoria said...

I too stress over the little things, even though I would probably be happier if I didn't. Good luck!

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