Wednesday, April 28, 2010

i have a tan

and i mean that in the most unspiritual way possible! but it's true, this pasty white girl has got more freckles than evah, and a nice spring tan to go with them. i had a horrible, emotional Parenting Fiasco this weekend and i'm not sure this is the space to share that, but some of the repercussions have been kind of incredible. we were already beginning to limit the boys' TV time, and that's gone well. now it can be an intentional tool to give me a break at the times i need it most, instead of it being background noise that the kids get bored of right when i need them to be still! i also quit Facebook. it was so much fun, and a great way to connect with friends, but i was logging on every single time i opened my computer. i did the math last week and in one day i sat at my computer as much as a person who works a 9-5, and i stay at home. what am i showing my kids? how am i working on losing weight, cleaning house, changing diapers, cooking from scratch if i spend so much energy online? it was dragging me down. besides, the Fiasco needed to be addressed. in an ongoing kind of way. so i'm still off Facebook. and spending time outside. i've exercised, i've played with the boys. and i've gotten a nice tan. lovely!

2 comments:

a Tonggu Momma said...

just remember to use sunscreen! (says the momma who had a skin cancer scare this past summer)

Brownie said...

I'm encouraged, friend, to see where I can find time lost in my own day. I love it!