Always Choose The Kids

A couple days ago, a friend of mine posted that photo on Facebook and it made me smile.  Not only is the picture fantastic (I love those giggly moments), but it really made me think about how I've chosen to spend my time lately.  Though my Unplugging post was meant to be a bit sarcastic and funny in nature, it hinted at a real problem- the amount of time that I spend on my phone when I should be enjoying real life.  Between my full time job, my Etsy shop, and this blog, I was constantly checking emails, on social media, and in general not paying attention to real life.  And I didn't want to miss a minute of life with my boys, which is where deciding to unplug each night came into play.

I'm a bit of a work-a-holic by nature.  I am always piling more and more onto my plate, knowing in the back of my mind that I already have enough to do.  When I was pregnant, B told me that I was going to have to slow down and cut some things out when the baby came, and I agreed.  Problem?  I never did it.  It was only recently that I realized that there might be things I'm missing out on.  It's not like I was ignoring Henry every night, or not talking to my husband.  I was just not as present as I should've been.

And so I chose to change that.  If I don't always get a new post up here on the blog, that's okay (and I'm sure you guys will understand).  If it takes me a little longer to respond to emails, it's not a crime. It's okay for me to take 3 hours (or more) every night and just unplug and be.  Everyone tells you how quick this time goes by with children (and it does).  And I don't want to miss any of it.  It's not worth it to me to respond to that email 10 minutes sooner if I'm missing out on something with my family.  And just like the picture says, there will be plenty of time to choose work.