slow down mama
I see you there looking down at your phone thinking about the next thing on your to-do list. Your kids are having a blast climbing trees or splashing in the water.
You take a look up long enough to say “good job honey,” or something similar, but did you realize you’re missing out on creating some lasting memories?
Let’s be honest, are they going to remember their mama with her face in her phone over her splashing along with them? No.
So many of us have such a hard time stepping away from our “to-do’s” that we forget whats most important. Go play with your babies. Climb with them. Take them on a hike. Have a splash fight. They will remember that.
We live such busy lives that sometimes we need reminded. We need reminded that time is passing us by and our children are growing up.
What are they going to remember about you when they’re grown? Keep that in mind next time your little one asks you to help them build a sand castle or be a customer at their mudpie restaurant.
I forget this myself at times and need a reminder every once in a while too:
I know you’re busy but this is my message to you: Slow down, Mama. Chores can wait. LIFE doesn’t wait. Live it now with your babies.
We all know you’re a wonderful mom, but sometimes too much is asked of you. You’re you so you take it all on. Step away from it today and go play. Go dance silly with your kids. Go play fairies. what ever they want to do, do it with them. They cherish your attention more than anything; you’ll see it in their smiles and giggles. And I know you cherish them even more
Please, set your list aside this afternoon, you won’t regret it.
I wish I was reminded of this more before we chose to buy an RV and travel full time. Life is so much more simple now and I’m finally able to relax and realize that nothing is more important than spending time with my children. If you’re interested in the simple lifestyle we’ve adopted, you can read about it here, or follow us on our adventures on Instagram!