We've been enjoying lots of warm days and sunshine. I know it must seem like all I ever do is frolic around with Ginger and Paprika, but I assure you, I have my moments of frustration, feeling overwhelmed, and times when I wonder if my sanity will survivie these years.
One day earlier this week, I thought to myself more than once that parenthood is a lot like Lost, Season 2. You know, when Desmond was stuck in the hatch and had to press the button every 108 minutes or else the world would collapse? And everyone thought he was nuts for doing it, because certainly the world would go on, right? After three years, he was crazed, and wanted to escape. And, well, when he left that responsibility up to someone else who didn't take it seriously, the world basically did collapse.
Somehow JJ Abrams and Damon Lindeloff managed to sum up parenthood pretty perfectly in that little scenario. Of course, Desmond didn't get any love or joy from his three years of service to the Hatch.
These girls give me so much joy, that even on days when I feel so responsible and encumbered, I am still immensely appreciative to be here, doing this every day.
Even though many days, I barely have time to catch my breath or wash my hair, or have one moment to myself...I do quite love the constant attention these girls require and I know some day I will long to relive just one of these days.
I also know I have to tread lightly because so many moms wish they could stay home with their kids, and I can...I chose to give up my career to be here with them 24/7, which is something my mom never could do. I love being home with my girls...even on days when I wonder how someone on Law Review and with dozens of job offers during law school ended up wiping butts all day long. ;-) But I really wouldn't have it any other way.
We planted our sunflowers in the yard this week. Paprika was so excited. She remembers well her little crop from last year, so when she saw the seed packets, she was all over planting them asap!
Yes, we are using kitchen spoons to dig in the dirt. They are a relic from our film school days, when we used them on student films to feed the crew! They are still kicking around and getting good use!
Of course, the most fun part is the watering...
Both Ginger and Paprika love to pick flowers for their mama. I get half a dozen a day from them. These petals are pretty precious...they come from the sweetest florists! But maybe I am biased!
With the rate we're picking flowers, we need to keep planting! Haha!