ok so the picture doesn't really have anything to do with the post but its cute, ah the life of a wiener
Remember this post at the beginning of the year? The one where I chose ENGAGE as my one little word of the year. Well like most things I started off well and then faltered. I am sad to say that I have been spending much to much time on the internet, and not even quality time doing things that I love like blogging. No, I have been obsessively checking Facebook to see what's going on, chatting with friends, and 'pinning' on Pinterest. I don't like the person I am when I spend to much time online, I don't like how I half listen to my children and how I sometimes blatantly ignore them. I tell myself its because I am a stay at home mom that I chat with my friends online so much. That if I was in an office with 'real' people to talk to I wouldn't need to do this. I tell myself that its my 'escape'/break from the craziness of the kids. But here's the thing, if I was engaging with the kids, actually paying attention to them, and playing with them, they are not whiny, they don't fight, and they are may I saw AWESOME. Time is passing so fast, and they are at such a cool age right now. I am missing the moments of this age, I am missing out on truly getting to know these little people. The past two night after dinner, instead of 'escaping' off into the land of the internet I have played with the kids. I have sat on the floor and played jacks and lego. I have laughed, the kids have laughed, I have peed my pants from laughing, and Kasey peed her pants because she was having too much fun to go to the bathroom! Dude, these are not moments to be missed! A couple weeks ago, the girls and I made an impromptu road trip to Grandma's and I left my laptop behind. I can't tell you how good it felt to 'unplug' for a couple days. The girls and I were outside by 7:30 AM picking wildflowers and walking to the park. We played together all day and when it came time for bed I went to sleep right along side them. I truly enjoyed those days. So I am hereby on a strict internet DIET, a little time with my JAVA in the am, a peak at lunch, and then I may do as I please at night when the kids are in bed. Its time to truly LIVE this LIFE of mine.