Monday, July 8, 2013

let's get real | july 2013

I'm back this month participating in a blog circle about getting real. So, I sat down to write this blog post and went into my picture folder on my computer to see what I had to use. The most recent picture folder I have is April. How's that for real? I'm so behind with uploading photos. Ugh. I so want to be caught up. I'll get there. For now, summer is here and in full swing!

What can I say about summer? It's super fun having the boys home and being free from the daily grind of the school schedule. We've been doing the typical summer fun stuff, and that's great. It's also exhausting for many reasons, mostly a good exhausting. But some days it's an I'm-about-to-lose-my-mind kind of exhausting. The boys are not terribly behaved. It's just the repeating things to them 20 times, playing referee, solving silly problems, constant eating, mess making stuff that gets to me. They're sort of a lot of work. BUT, then I occasionally get to go to work outside our home. Not only do I love working as an occupational therapist with children, I'm also reminded of how blessed we are. To put it bluntly, I see some truly sad, terrible things at work. Things that would probably make the parents of those sweet kids say things like, 

I wish my son could say Mommy countless times a day.
I wish my son ran around yelling like a crazy man. 
I wish my son ate like that. 
I wish my son could make messes. 

I'm reminded to focus on what I have, what I should cherish. 

Like these every day moments (from April)

Making frisbees, totally their idea


Just playing outside



Man, I love my boys!

Thanks for stopping by! Please, go on over to Gina's blog to see her real life! You can enjoy all the lovely ladies' posts and end up back here if you'd like. Happy Summer!


Anonymous said...

I love how real this is...and it brought tears to my eyes. It is so true how our "normal" days can wear us down, but the blessings in that are so real. Thanks for reminding me, too! And, I love seeing the three boys together. I just had our third boy, and I can imagine how life might be in a few years looking at your pictures!

Felicia said...

Thanks for sharing your perspective, my heart breaks for those families who wish for what we take for granted! I love the joy you've captured in the simplicity of everyday things with your family!