Sometimes life feels like a runaway train and it takes everything from within to make a stand for slowing things down.
Raising kids is like that.
Regardless of jobs and deadlines and finances and responsibilities, just being a parent seems to propel life into fast forward. With each new milestone, developmental leap, and growth spurt the passing of time is amplified.
And so is the challenge of slowing things down, which is why I’m thrilled to say that our last few Sundays have looked a lot like this:
Sun, grass, a cheap wading pool, a garden hose, tall glasses of ice water, thrown together plates of cheese and cracker snacks, sticky, juicy orange slices, lounge chairs, sunscreen, floppy hats, a well-loved swing set, and sweet, mellow playlists providing the perfect soundtrack to the unfolding joy.
They have been lazy; they have been perfect.
No one straining to finish a project. No one sweating to cross things off the list. No one stressing to get one last errand in before the shops close.
Just resting, refreshing, relishing, enjoying.
But one of the best things about this time–these days–of our lives is this:
Little boys with bare naked bums.
I know if I’m not careful I’ll blink and Levi will be too grown-up to run around the backyard naked without a care in the world.
So for now, we’re savoring these days. Carefree and clothes free.
Life is good.
Dear friends, what are you savoring these days?
This post is part of my Reclaiming Sundays project – an intentional effort to carve out family time every week to rest, refresh, breathe, laugh, relax, enjoy… Please feel free to join me if you’d like.