Monday, November 21, 2011

Life of a (almost) 3 year old


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What an awesome age.

Playtime, Breakfast, playtime, Lunchtime, playtime, Dinnertime, playtime.

That is not really exactly what our day is like but it is a lot of playing and laughing and giggling and learning, with fun meals and snacks along the way.

Since I finally got a car to go places, I was really excited about getting out of the house more. It started to almost feel like I was not being a good Mom if I did not take them on an outing or Field trip EVERYDAY. If we did spend a whole day home I started to get this feeling of Laziness.

Like, “We just stayed home today.” 

I was trying to attend lots of different things. After a few weeks of really going, I thought, her life will always be GO GO GO. Lets just enjoy staying in some days, and learning and doing fun crafts and playing together. I would love to have the life of a 3 year old, and not really have to be anywhere. Don’t get me wrong… We still go and have places to attend, and we still do things and get out, but I am really enjoying these days where I get to really teach her and have an influence on her to make sure she is prepared for when her life will be… GO GO GO.

I was attending a BYD (Bishop-Youth-Discussion) last night. The Bishop read a scripture. John 17:15.

“I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil.”

This I completely agree with. I have always wanted to be a Mom who prepares my children for the world and not Shelter them and hide them from it all. I feel like these years before school starts are so important. This is my time to teach and to allow the Spirit to be in her life everyday. So when she does enter into the world and I am not there to hold her hand, she will know the difference between good and evil, and what is right and what is wrong. And I hope that while I have the time to be with her Daily, that I am making sure that she is prepared for what ever might come her way and she can “be in the World, but not of the World.” When we race from place to place and try to get meals on the table, unload/reload dishwasher, feed the baby, tidy up and clean, I am not so good at making sure she is being taught the things that I really want her to be. I need to sometimes take a step back from busy life and really Teach her the things that matter most. She is like a sponge right now, learning so much and really understanding the things that I am teaching her. I need to take advantage of the fact that she is actually listening to the things that I say. One day, she will not so much.

So I am not going to Shelter them and hide them from the world, we still go out like I said. I do love Play dates and outings. But I want to spend these precious days that I have with her, not racing from place to place. Becoming so busy that I don’t remember to bear her my testimony and to show her and let her know that she is a Daughter of God. I don’t want to spend hours in the car, or in the stores or in play dates. It is all good, but life is all about finding a good balance. And I think I needed to come to the reality that it is more than ok to spend a day home with my girls, playing, laughing, teaching and learning. I truly consider these days to be the best and my personal favorite.

I seriously can not get enough of this girl! She is this huge spirit in this little body and I love that we can really interact and play and reason and talk and do all the types of things that most people can do together. I was telling my friend, Anna the other day about how I have been a Mom for almost 3 years and I know that I am a Mom, but to hear a little person, not a baby say, “Hey Mom, look at this!” it just really hit me that I am a MOM!

What an awesome job I have.





This is one of her favorite friends. They are so cute together and I love seeing them play. They will be Sunbeams together starting January! She is growing up!!