Monday, May 16, 2011

Do your eyes light up?...

I haven't posted in over a week, and honestly, it is exhausting me to do it now.  My life is one big car ride and work event.  First world problems, I know, but it is still a lot.  I am excited to get back to our house sometime in the next 400 years.  It will be a major blessing to be home.  For now, I am trying to juggle the happymommy house to the best of my ability.

In other news that don't involve me whining, I have been watching the Oprah show every day for the past few weeks.  Mostly on DVR after the kids have gone to bed.  This makes Jeff very happy.  (Not!)  It has become my obession as of late, and yes, I am behind the times.  These last shows of hers have been great and I have taken something away from each of them.  (Dad, stop rolling your eyes!)

On last Friday's show, she had recaps of interviews that moved her, changed the way she thought about things and how she handled herself and her show.  She replayed an interview with Toni Morrison and one of the things Ms. Morrison said was, "When a child walks in the room, your child or anybody else’s child, do your eyes light up? That’s what they’re looking for."

It made me think.  Do my eyes light up when my children walk in the room?  For a while now, no.  They haven't.  Not because I don't love and adore my children and think that they hung the moon, but I am so obsessed with getting them dressed, in the car, to school, to activities, home.  I worry if James has taken a nap.  I get so irritated with Lilly because she drives me crazy when I want to brush her hair.  Do I greet my children with an "I love you?"  More often than not I am asking them to move faster, stop whining or quit jumping up and down.

I want my eyes to light up when they walk in the room.  I am working on this.



Anonymous said...

You're back and what a great blog!
It is difficult to juggle everything - lots of moving parts, that is for sure. Some days are diamonds and some days are stones, isn't that what the country song says? As long as James and Lilly are smiling, laughing and happy to get up, get going and enjoy their days, you know you are doing a lot of things right. And, they are!

Anonymous said...

My eyes always light up. But, let's face it, kids have to be on time to school and so rushing them along while smiling is the goal.