The Days Are Long But The Years Are Short. They were long, strengthening, arduous, monotonous days. I want our days to be busy because when they're not, I can't seem to come up with anything to do and I feel lonely.
I've done this in the last few days. rushing through routines. Try to treasure the time with your kids even when it's trying. It's hard to believe it but this year is drawing to a close.
Somewhere in the midst of childbearing, I had three babies in three years.
This was one of the pieces of "wisdom" that really stuck with me.
But today is not one of them. ― Gretchen Rubin, The Happiness Project: Or Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun. For example, not allowing your five-year-old to put ketchup on their pancakes because you know they are going to dislike it and ruin their breakfast. It's hard to believe it but this year is drawing to a close.