I’m defiantly a homebody, preferring to stay home and watch movies at night over going out. I have always been this way for as long as I can remember. Some of the greatest memories I have were from my child hood, being at home. The simple moments are sometimes the best and we all tend to overwhelm ourselves with personal outings and get togethers instead of just being in the moment. Making “Being in The Moment” my personal goal. Maxwells mommy is no good to him if she’s always overwhelmed with the next thing to do, or no time to enjoy being together because we have over scheduled ourselves with people and places to visit. “No!” I am going to try and make being home as important to my children as being out in the world. Everything is about balance and finding your happy! My happy is home.
Remembering back to when I was about nine or so and how we always had dinner together as a family (more important than any other family ritual). I remember sitting on the couch after the meal laying there full and thinking of what ice cream I was going to ask for. My dad was in the kitchen thanking my mom for the meal in a flirtatious way as he always did. Back then I would say “illlwwee get a room” and thought my parents couldn’t be more weird (now I find it to be funny and sweet.) My brother would usually be on the adjacent couch playing some kind of video game and this would probably annoy me for no reason. The funny thing, this moment couldn’t be more perfect. Just being home and being with my family!
Currently my favorite moments are quite similar to those from when I was younger. Sitting on the couch (said no mother ever Haha) after a big meal has been devoured, deciding not to clean till later and just relax (again a very rare occurrence). While laying on the couch looking at Maxwell running around playing and laughing, the dogs jumping after him and my hubby being silly making Maxwell giggle till he runs out of breath, has to be the best moments of my life. When ever these moments occur, I lay there in bliss and complete happiness knowing I’m truly blessed!
Being at home is more profound than we all make it out to be. When asked what did you do this weekend and we respond “ahhh not much just hung out at home” this is the incorrect way of thinking that we need to change. We should say “made some of the most beautiful memories that I will cherish forever, being home with my family.” We should all challenge ourselves to pressure ourselves less often and remember, building a fort out of blankets over the living room furniture may be more memorable and impressionable to your children than a trip to the zoo or museum.
So I’m challenging everyone reading this post to pick a day this week, pick a special activity and stay home. You could bake with your little ones, watch movies, build forts, or play music and dance all day. Just remember that the only rule is to stay home! Plan ahead by going grocery shopping and get anything you will need that day to enjoy “Being In The Moment.” 🙂
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P.S. I would love to hear about your “Being in The Moment” Day! Leave a comment on this page telling me about what you cooked, what activities you did or how you spent your special day!