My husband and I both decided yesterday morning that we would give up refined sugars for Lent. So no cookies, cupcakes, cake, pie, candy until Easter. We agreed we would both use creamer in the morning with our coffee, but that was it.
On a somewhat related note, I've decided to start subbing once a week. Before I became a SAHM, I was an elementary school art teacher. I really enjoyed that job but wanted to be home for the kids when they were little. Going back to work outside the home, (even though it's on a very part-time basis) was not an easy decision. But it will help supplement our income a little and the little ones love to spend the day with their Grandparents.
When Ava and Jax came in the room yesterday dressed like this it pained me slightly to realize once again how quickly kids grow up. How the silly moments like this are so fleeting...and I realized that before I can blink my eyes they will all be in school and they won't need me quite as much.
So for Lent I have also decided to play more. To let go of the housework and the art that I love to sneak in during the day and get down on my hands and knees and PLAY more with them. Every day. Barbies. Blocks. Cars. Mommy and Baby. Zoo. Building Forts. Reading More. Playing Food. All those things that they love to do that I don't do enough with them. For the next 40 days every day. I know some of you already do that, but it slips away from me so easily.
Have a wonderful Thursday!:)