Mornings, the non-instagrammable ones

3/12/2018








Last week I got a group text from a friend, inviting us to a kids b-day party. The text read in part... 'so this is the least instagrammable event ever. Lower all expectations - it's 90's style where there are beers in the snow and nothing cute about it.' Ha! I literally Laughed Out Loud.

We went to the party and had a great time. The kids played and there was food and drinks and probably lots of instagrammable moments, but I kept my phone in my diaper bag and didn't think about it once. It's so funny with social media, you want to have a happy and cute 'feed', but also want to project your real life, and also don't want to be constantly snapping photos all the time as opposed to living in the moment. It's a balance, for sure.

One of the most important things I've learned over the past year has been to be present. This is an ongoing 'lesson', and by no means have I mastered it. In fact, I think I'll be in a state of learning forever, and hope to continually improve and become more aware. It's a beautiful way to live, and has opened my eyes to some wonderful moments I otherwise would have missed.

Our mornings are a cherished time, and ones I will certainly miss when I have to go back to work next year. We don't have to leave the house until about 8:40am, which gives the kids some unstructured playtime. Lately they have been into sword fights... yeah, bad idea I know all the parents are cringing... but I've been trying to let them do their own thing. I guess Poppy was getting hurt so she had the idea to 'get protected' and wear Soren's hockey gear. I love that he helped her put on all the pieces, carefully making sure the velcro straps were done up. Have there been tears? Yep, but there have also been a lot of laughs and smiles and kids being kids. We sometimes forget about Blake and then search around to find her under the coffee table, in some shoes, or under the computer. Our mornings start with love, lots of love.

2 comments:

Jenelle Matheson said...

I think these are all instagrammable! So cute and real! ❤️

Adriana Smith@ sgcleaningservices said...

Beautiful post! The wonderful thing about Messy Mornings is seeing lots of families coming together in one place. So with one big piece of paper, we love making big art together! And a little something to take home… We aren’t about a masterpiece though – just the chance for these tiny humans to have fun experimenting with art.