Yesterday, I posted about making plans, but in the REAL world it doesn’t always go as planned.
Take last night for example.
Dinner (homemade burrtios/ made from mexican beef that I shredded, cook and froze, and beans that I cooked in seasoning and froze in batches- see I really do have a plan)
Lay on the tramp and watch the stars with the kids
Catch lightening bugs
Kids off to bed
Time with Jonathan
Sleep in tomorrow
What really happened/The Unexpected Plan:
Jonathan calls has a late admit at the hospital and won’t be home until 8:00pm
We have dinner without Jonathan
I leave out the mess so he can eat when he gets home
It starts raining
Jonathan comes home just in time to say goodnight to Tessa
Instead of the trampoline, we climb on my bed and snuggle, tickle, have massages and my kids give me a manicure
I smile to myself because Isaac has the most adorable smile
I realize that he has his moments, but he really is charming
Stella is combing my hair, and I feel my eyes getting heavy
Next thing I know it is 10:30pm and Jonathan is coming to bed.
I FELL ASLEEP!!
He put the kids to bed
The house was still a mess
We never watched lightening bugs
I went to bed early
I did not sleep in
After I got up and brushed my almost pearly whites, I crawled back in bed. I laid there thinking I should really get up and tidy the house. I am living in chaos now because the plan went bad.
Then I got the most wonderful feeling. I realized that just because the plan had strayed from what I had in my head it did not mean that it went bad. I was able to:
Enjoy some much needed time with my kids
I got to go to bed early
I discovered some wonderful things about Isaac
I was able to relax
Who cares that I went to bed with dishes in the sink(which I hardly ever do) I got a night off
I got 9 hours of sleep.
That was not the case, I was well rested so I did not need to sleep in.
I got going with the house by 6:30am, and it really wasn’t as bad as I made it in my head.
I guess what I am trying to say is:
A plan is great. It helps me on so many levels.
be aware that obstacles will always come along that make plans change.
Just roll with it.
Make the best out of it.
Enjoy it. Keep planning but:
Live in the moment of life because…
we all live in the REAL world.
A world that is far from perfect.