Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Finding New

Another day with my girls.  Stay-at-home mom is harder than I thought it was going to be.  Always the first question of the day: what's for breakfast?  Then: what's for lunch? Then: what's for dinner? I feel like my life is a flurry of meals and dishes, with brief intermissions for stories, lego building and more stories.  I get bored.  There is so much to do, but everyday blurs into another and I need something new.  

Today we got it.  I spent a few moments last week searching desperately for something new to do, a way to fill our time that doesn't involve food or chores or reading Olivia for the 5,000th time!  Today we made it out of the house at the crack of 10:45 and went to the Children's Museum where there was a free (!) activity: Toddler Tae Kwon Do. Anna, in the way that is entirely Anna, stared wide-eyed at the other toddlers for the entire 20 minute class and at the end took off her shoes and ran to give the instructor a high-five.  That's my girl.  

The museum cleared out after this and Anna spent the next hour exploring every exhibit with rapture since there were no other kids around to knock her out of the way or intimidate her.  I was proud watching her go to each exhibit and figure out what to do.  She didn't need nor want me to interact.  So, I just watched, with Claire snug on my chest dozing and nursing and pressing her heart against mine.  

We needed this day.  We needed a change, to step out of our routine and into a day filled with exploring and eyes anew.  Let's do this again.  Let's make new happen on a weekly basis.  The dishes can wait.


This is my first link up with Just Write, an exercise in free writing which was started by Heather at Extraordinary Ordinary.  I hope to make this a weekly occurrence (because I just had a blast writing this).  


  1. I love just write, because there are no restrictions. You simply just write =)

    You'll find things to do at home. How long have you been a SAHM?

    1. Hi Marta! I've been SAHM-ish for about a month now. I am still working one day a week and a little from home during naps, but definitely feel like a SAHM! I will be moving to Minnesota in about a month and will actually be a SAHM full-time then. I am hoping they'll be all sorts of new things to explore to keep us busy and sane!

  2. My daughter loved museums so much when she was a kid I couldn't take her to enough of them so she would beg both her grandfathers to take her - and they would take her. One to military museums and one to Native American museums! When she went to college she got an undergrad degree in Anthropology, worked on the Mesa Verde in Colorado and then got her Master's in Museum studies. You may have just created a little museum monster! :)

  3. Dear Maggie
    Oh, the joys of motherhood! Both my sons are at university now, but we still giggle about the story of Mickey Mouse and Goofy going to Paris to become artists. I think at one stage I knew that story better than David and Goliath!!! At least, my boys knew the names of all the tourist attractions in Paris before they went to school.
    Blessings from Chatlotte's.

  4. I love the happiness which comes out of your writing my friend, never lose it :)

    Choc Chip Uru


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