You just can't get any better than this right now.
Do you ever catch yourself saying "When things calm down" to other people?
"We'll get together when things calm down."
"I'll organize those photos when things calm down."
Last June I realized that I had been saying that for the last few years. Every weeknight, every weekend and every minute of every hour we had was booked up. Solid. I told myself it was because my brain couldn't function without being busy, but the truth was, I just didn't know how to say no. I was so focused on giving my kids all of the things I never had, that I wasn't giving myself anything in return.
We scaled it back this year.
We're still busy and the kids are still active, but there's more time for everyone. Our new rule to live by is "No activities on the weekend" - especially Saturday or Sunday morning. I am at work for 7am every day. Sleeping in until at least 8am has become sacred. We putter around the house, go shopping and play board games. John and I have started to book sitters (mostly my Dad/Stepmom or my Mom) and are spending Saturday nights hooking up with friends. We're having fun. Together, but separately too. I'm still running and playing soccer. He's still hunting and playing hockey.
I feel so ridiculously well-rounded right now, I could burst.