Wednesday, August 03, 2011


Little goat was home today.  Daycare was closed so he was supposed to be home anyway, hanging out with Auntie Goat, but it was clear this morning that he had pinkeye.  So the doctor was called, cuddles were given and after the nearly 6 hours it took to get on the ped calendar for the day it was clear that I was staying home.

Now, my desk is filled with stuff that needs doing yesterday.  I'm still cleaning up from VBS and the fall planning is in full gear.  And there are teeth fillings, funerals and vacations that are all going to take days away this week and next.  But, I stayed home.

And as I drived home from Target with eye drops I realized something...

I made the right choice.

I was able cuddle with my son today.  To put him down for his nap.  To take him to the doctor.  To vacuum the basement.  To do the little mom stuff that I often miss doing being a full time work-out-of-home mom.  After VBS and the last approx 130 work hr two weeks I was worried that I had my priorities all messed up.  VBS takes SO much attention that it is hard to focus on anything else, even the family.

But here we are.  I am busy, stressed even.  There is lots to do.  And I have a sitter in my house.  But I still made the right decision.  I choose little goat.  I will always choose him when he needs me.  And it felt good to realize that nothing will change that...even VBS.

It was an unplanned day, but it was a great one because for the first time in a long time I felt no guilt about where I was and what I was doing.  Today I made the right choice, even if it was over something so minor as pinkeye.


Valerie said...

Awww! That's so sweet! I like it!

darcie said...

They grow up too too fast...

It's hard to make our families our first priority, at least for me, when that doesn't pay the bills -'s too short - Glad you got some cuddles in...soon we will have teenagers and they won't LET us (even more so than they don't now!)

Sabrina said...

Despite the pinkeye, it's nice to get a day like that every once in a while.