I know what you’re thinking…what did my kids unplug? This time, it was me! I took the weekend and didn’t turn my laptop on until Sunday night! I didn’t go crazy on social media and only used my phone for texting and calling. I have to say, it was a much needed break.
Are you saying, “Tricia, that doesn’t sound like a blogger or a writer!” You’d be right! I have four different books that I’m working on right now, and I have been releasing blogs on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays! Don’t worry, I still have my blog completed so you didn’t miss anything.
This also doesn’t mean that I didn’t take pictures. I definitely did, I just didn’t post them on social media. Anywhere. Facebook, Twitter, Insta, or Snapchat. I feel like I have been working hard on making sure everyone knows what we’re up to, that I needed a chance to breathe.
So that’s what I did. We also had the chance to make plans on Saturday night but we decided to stay home and relax. Now, relax, is a relative term since it’s definitely a different kind of relaxing then we used to do. Two years ago, if we took a night off to relax, I wouldn’t have to do anything.
If you think I did nothing, then you don’t know me well enough yet! It was extremely nice to take an evening where it was just the five of us and hang out. We didn’t have anywhere to be. We didn’t have anything to do that was pressing. We played and laughed and with no pressure of posting anything, I got to live in that moment.
I think sometimes we lose those moments. We’re so busy trying to catch things on camera that we aren’t living and making those memories. I always tell Bryan, the only pictures I have with the kids are special occasions or selfies. I am always taking pictures with the babies and everyone else. I need to start getting a little better about making sure that I have people taking pictures with me and them together. I want to be able to live these days over and over again.
My sister-in-law to be, just got me a new picture frame. I am so excited to fill it with new pictures. I have the perfect place to hang it and I am already deciding what pictures will go where. That also got me thinking. Do people think that everything we post is exactly the way our lives are all the time?
I know I post a lot of happy moments. I am an extremely positive person so most of the time, I focus on those happy moments. Those are the moments that are on the walls of my home. Those are also the moments that are on the walls of my social media. Do my kids cry? Absolutely. Do my kids whine? Absolutely. Do my kids steal toys off of each other? Absolutely. If I focused on those moments every day of my life, I think that would effect me more than anyone. I choose to focus on the good. The times where they’re laughing at each other. The times where they’re sharing. The times where they’re exploring and learning new things. That’s my choice as a mom to focus and live off of the good!
That brings me to Saturday evening. The babes were all in bed by nine. Bryan and I had rented a movie and we were determined to stay up and watch it. We rented Blockers and we didn’t stop laughing all night. Actually, we had a whole conversation about it again today, and laughed just as hard. It was so nice to sit down and not have to think about anything. Just take it in and have a good laugh.
It also gave us a chance to just be together. Watching a movie on a Saturday night is something we used to do all the time. We talked about how we need to do stuff like that more often. Honestly, I’m okay if it doesn’t happen all the time, but reconnecting and having one good night like that will last me through those bad days.
Does that mean that everyone wasn’t up once or twice throughout the night after the movie? Heck no. We were up quite a bit. Everyone is getting their molars and we are rolling with that, too. Was staying up a little later even though we knew that we were going to be up a few times worth it? Absolutely.
Those are the moments that we will never get back. Those are the moments that we can remember where we just got to be ourselves again. We didn’t have to worry about whose diaper needed changed. Or who needed to eat. Who needed a bottle. It was just about us and we still had the babes right in the next room. I will take a million more nights like that in my lifetime and I will consider myself the luckiest girl in the world.
Waiting those three years for the babies, felt like a lifetime. Now that they’re here and I know I had to go through those years to get to here, I would do it all over again. I now have a lifetime ahead of me with them to have nights just like Saturday. Love, Laughter, and Happily ever after. Does that include some bumps and bruises on the way? Heck yeah. Does it matter? Heck no!
I hope everyone had a great weekend! I’m sure you didn’t miss my pictures too much and I’ll try not to overload you too much this week! I’m off to write a little more before bed! Have a great Monday!!