Thursday, December 16, 2010

My, my Where has the time gone

I can't believe my first blog was 2 weeks ago! I was so looking forward to sharing kids stories, and have made mental notes on several days to write about things, but just haven't had the time or motivation to sit down, and do it. This time of year seems to be so crazy, hectic, and stressful while it shouldn't be at all. I might as well be Mrs. Freakin Claus around Christmas time! The whole month of December I'm jamming out to Christmas music, my house is decorated RIGHT after Thanksgiving, and my t.v. is always on ABC Family because..... well they always play Christmas movies of course. :-) For whatever reason, I find myself getting caught up in the stressful parts of this wonderful season as well. Making travel arrangements, who gets what gift, pot lucks, and Christmas parties. Who has the time?! But the truth of the matter is we all have the time, it's just about enjoying it as you go.

Isaac, and Alden have a Christmas list of things for us to do/ make that's about a million pages long. Today, I found myself getting stressed about what project to do first, and what we would have time to do when Alden got home. Alden gets very upset if all the fun stuff is done when he gets home. Much to my surprise when Alden got home he just dropped his bags, yelled "it's snowing", and bolted out the door. Before I knew it, Roxy, Isaac, and I were all running around in the 1/2 inch-1 inch of snow that we've gotten, and were having a ball! No planning needed, no organization, just running around being silly. After about 30 minutes of this we headed inside to sit by the fire, and have done absolutely nothing for the remainder of the afternoon. It's amazing how relaxing, and enjoyable the little things in life can be if you let them.

Here's to spontaneous fun, no planning needed!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

The Start of Nanny Tales

Being a nanny has brought me more joy than I ever thought possible. Every day something is said or done by the two boys I care for that brings me to tears from laughing so hard, causes the vessels in my head to pop out from anger, or compassion to pour out of my heart to fix whatever or whoever has made them sad. This journey that I am on started out as just a job, but it is no longer that. These boys, and their parents are my family. They are my life. Like everyone else, I am human, and not every day is a good one, and not every decision made has been the right one, but I wouldn't change a thing. Alden (age 7), and Isaac (Age 5) have changed my life for the better. I look forward to sharing stories about this wonderful adventure that I am on, and hope you enjoy reading them.