A lot of my personal stress the past several years have been a direct result of the ages of my three youngest girls. For several years they were all so needy and the act of motherhood was not only highly emotionally draining but also highly physically draining - a lot of chasing, carrying, lifting, manuvering and lots of nights of interrupted sleep.
With their growing independence, I'm slowly gaining my energy and balance and a sense that my body is seperate and distinct from theirs instead of us all being enmeshed into one blob of flesh that cannot co-exist without moving in tandem.
We're trying to do things we love and focus on quality instead of quantity. Of course, you multiply that by several children and you have quantity whether you were trying to go that route or not. Regardless, things have been paced enough to enjoy the moments as they happen.
Pink and I did a Mommy and me cake decorating night at a local bakery which was right up her alley.
As if I can't go down to a local bar and drink a beer nice and clean.
As Tink says "It's all good, yo." She's picked up this "yo" thing from somewhere and we don't really know what to do with it (other than laugh).
Planning something small for my hubby's landmark birthday and Father's day, both of which are right around the corner, and will be going away in less than 3 weeks! I honestly have a thousand things to do before then but, I'm keepin' my calm.