Monday, February 28, 2011

Life too Short to be Uptight!

 These days, I'm always looking out for the win-win as a parent.  Many of my waking (and sometimes foggy) hours are spent completely focused on my kiddos.  Lately, I've realized that I haven't included enough "fun" time for me.  Sure we share laughs together as a family.  Yes, I have fun when we sing songs together.  But sometimes, I'd like to dance like crazy to some of my old jams.  How about some Beatles or techno in my underwear? Or when was the last time I tried to ride my bike without holding on? 

I've been taking a life a little too serious recently and honestly, it is getting old.  I don't like feeling uptight about whether my daughter says please to me or lifts up her skirt in public to show off her underwear.  Manners, manners, manners.  Today, I'm more interested in learning more about having fun.  I'm ready to rekindle some of the fun I had as an adolescent and bring in some new energy. 

Anyone else want to jump on the bed and put an avocado mask on? How about an innocent prank call, anyone?

When I'm enjoying the moment, so are my kids.  And that to me, is the ultimate win-win.

Cheers,

Jen


Jen Starks, Owner www.ecologicalbabies.com ecologicalbabies@gmail.com 850.284.5887

5 comments:

Lisa said...

....is your refrigerator running? (giggle)

Mo said...

Jen, I love the new look of the site! When Eli was very tiny I used to put on music and dance all crazy. He would giggle and giggle. Now, he wants to dance all crazy with me. Before Eli I was quite serious, always in the books studying and working on the PhD. Now, he's forced me to let the silly loose, have fun, and remember to live not just be. Glad to hear you'll be adding a little more fun to your days!

Ecological Babies said...

Lisa- We used them all! Gone are those days without caller id- HA!

Ecological Babies said...

MO- I love your story! It's great that you've been able to tap into a new, silly you with Eli in your life. Cheers!

Maureen said...

Great idea!! Thanks for reminding me that life will go on even without every please and thank you being said... To life!