My name is Brittany and I am an avid "sprint through life" addict.
Even as a child, I would count down the days to the next big event in my life.
I couldn't wait to be 13 and wear make-up. 16 and get a car.
18 and smoke a cigar and be a missionary (yes, those 2 things!),
19 go to college, 22 get married, 23 graduate and have a baby...
check. check. check.
If life was a marathon, I'd be winning. Probably.
The problem with rushing through the seasons of my life is that sometimes
I MISS the beauty of the present moment. Marathon or not, that's lame.
With my oldest being 3 right now I get asked A LOT by the general public,
"Ooooooh is he going to pre-school!?"
Pre-school?! I've heard rumors of pre-k 3. I think the government made that up to take our
children away from us one year sooner. I do believe that is my first political rant on my blog.
Don't worry. It's over.
As of right now, we really feel called to homeschool our children!
I was homeschooled (my husband was too - off and on) and it just feels like a
way of life for us. Something we can't imagine NOT doing for our own kids.
And let me tell you - I am aching to get to a homeschooling conference,
order books, start little projects, experiments, charts!!!
I confess: I am already subscribed to the local homeschooling group newsletter.
I pour over the details and daydream about being active...
but then something in my heart whispers: "Wait."
For the first time in my life it just feels right to SLOW DOWN.
Dare I say, to savor toddlerhood?!
I will NEVER have this time in my life back. And I realize that more than ever now.
There will never be a time when I have toddlers and no school-aged kids again.
As hard as this time in my life can be - I don't want to miss these moments.
So I'll just be over here. Thriving in the trenches of toddlerhood.
Feel free to send supplies... coffee, chocolate, free babysitters!!!
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