I often find myself rushing through the day... and I mean rushing and hurrying everybody up since 6:00 am. ¨Hurry up we got to leave.. brush your teeth, I´ll wait for you in the car, grab your bags, move...¨ this phrases are repeated several more times a day before Flamenco, Gymnastics, a play date, a trip to the grocery store... or whatever it is that we have to do whether is fun or not, we are always rushing through the day. We are usually home before 6pm, and then is like a count down to bed time. At night I find myself usually not really paying attention to what they are saying, and my mind is in other places thinking about what I am going to do after the girls are sleep, which a lot of the times is really just falling asleep myself or binge watching tv with Gabriel.
All my three girls are happy, cute, and bubbly girls, all in different ways, but bubbly! Emi is always always dancing and tapping her feet away, Ale is always in a hand stand, or hopping her way around the house, and little Ari is deciding which of her two big sisters to imitate! And then suddenly I ¨see¨ them and want to freeze my girls in this moment in time, so they never get older. It makes me so sad to know they won’t always fight for space on my lap or climb on the bed, or just compete for a kiss.
Yesterday was one of those moments of clarity when I ¨saw¨ I needed to stop, as I was heading out to take Ale to gymnastics.... I decided to pause the day, to stop the clock for two hours, so instead of leaving Ari with the nanny at home and running errands while Ale was training, I brought her with me and stopped the clock for two hours at the park. My baby and me, no phone, no chats, no interruptions. I picked Ale up and also enjoyed her company and held her hand in traffic, and then I got home and had a little time to watch Emi ride her bike around the block!
So yes, life has it´s very real timelines that we have to meet everyday, but we can also pause for a while, and the world will still be there at its own pace, and the only thing that can happen is that we are more fit to tackle it with a lighter head, and maybe, just maybe a little bit late!
This park is very 70´s Show style! but then.... it also brings me back to my childhood!
this weekend we also celebrated Ale´s 12th birthday with a slumber party! The girls had the time of their lives... and let´s say we didn´t have the night of our lives... haha. But I guess it was all worth it, I had never heard as much giggle and laughter in my entire life!
Hi! my name is Carolina Perisse de Rico, I am a stay at home architect with the biggest project ever... my girls! The oldest is 16, then I have an 14 year old, and my miracle baby who is 6. Glad you are here, hope you stay a while!
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