Today With Zeke
Last week was a whirlwind. Our family flew opposite directions across states. Fall break happened. Board summits commenced. Meetings kept us going. It was cRAzY.
But today, today was just an ordinary day at home.
Up early. Breakfast. Get dressed. Make beds. Scramble to get everything together and out the door in time for the bus. You know, just the usual morning routine we all go through.
Yet lately, I’m finding so much goodness in the mundane after the whirlwind. I’m learning to live for these days. Days when I can linger a bit longer playing blocks on the floor and drinking coffee. Days when a home project is welcomed. Days when there is absolutely NOTHING on the calendar. I’m finding that BUSY = PRODUCTIVE is quite often a lie. Not that there aren’t seasons of busyness; it just doesn’t necessarily equate to a better or more fulfilling life. Smore’s with neighbors and kids jumping in piles of leaves is what I’m longing for these days.
And speaking of seasons, FALL is here ya’ll! The leaves are vibrant shades of yellow, orange, and red. The air is crisp. My coffee is strong. It’s plain glorious!!! And you know what else is glorious? I woke up this morning and realized that I hadn’t taken Zeke’s 1-year pictures. He turned, um….19 months yesterday! That’s not glorious. But the fact that TODAY I said “No” to all the things on my to-do list and headed outside to capture this sweet boy’s smile is.
Oh by the way, Mini-Boden has the BEST kids clothes. They hold up FOR-EVAH and have a 365-day guarantee moms! I am in loooovvvveeee with these red cord overalls. You’ll be seeing him in them at least once a week this fall and winter.
Zeke’s Favorite Things These Days:
- Giving Hugs
- Looking at himself on a phone or in a mirror.
- Hiding in closest and cabinets.
- Running across to his best-bud “Reeder’s” house.
- Eating. ALL THE THINGS.
- Pretend laughing. (I so wish you could experience this!)
- Making animal sounds.
- Simultaneously trying to hold his 3 favorite stuffed animals walking around the house.
- Holding hands while praying. (We did this one evening and it just stuck.)