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Look at all those beautiful little feet two people can create!

Look at all those beautiful little feet two people can create!

Thursday, May 16, 2013

MAYhem has arrived!!!

I don't know why every year I am SURPRISED by what May brings with it!

You would think it would be a nice winding down time, a time of relaxation, a time of reflection and joy...
Big ol' fat "N" "O"!!!

I am convinced that May is simply short for MAYHEM...
but they (whomever "they" are)
decided long ago that shortening it might be best for the morale of mothers across the world!
So, "May" it became and has stayed that way ever since...

I can't even really put my finger on it,
but each and every year, May hits with the same sort of vengeance and force.
I recall writing a year or two ago that Spring Break needs to arrive in May, not March...
during March, we are floating along rather nicely, not too much getting in the way of busy lives...we are still in the groove and happy to be doing our "thing".

But MAYhem arrives and all heck and beyond break loose!

We desire outside time
and free time
and lay on the grass and enjoy the clouds floating overhead time...
we don't want to be cooped up in the house doing the routine.

I attempt to break it up,
to give a little pizzazz to it all ~
that helps,
but the reality of it is
WE NEED TIME OFF during MAYhem month.

We don't need the entire summer off,
for crying out loud, it's hotter than the dickens out there
and it's refreshing to be inside and have something to be focusing on and enjoying.
YES, we really do enjoy school time and our life ~ just not so much during this blasted month.

SO, I am going to begin calling this lovely little month by it's official name, no longer May ~

MAYhem you are...

and I will embrace you and all that you bring
and I will go with the flow
and know that when June hits,
we'll be ready to fall back into a nice little schedule.

UNTIL THEN...
this little family is going to enjoy the cooler weather,
the budding flowers,
the baby birds chirping,
the bugs crawling about.
We will take advantage of our time to play together and enjoy life one lovely moment at a time.

May, it is quite possible that I could end up loving you, if we spend our time doing what comes naturally to us...maybe, just maybe, that is the lesson of this life...listening to ourselves and following our hearts and not letting anything else dictate what is most important for us and our kiddos!
What do you think?
I'm off to enjoy a little of this beautiful May weather...you ought to do the same, just sayin'!  (wink, wink!!!)