Being vs. Doing
While it may seem that clearing this house of clutter has taken over my life, I'd like to assure you that we are not spending every waking moment going through closets and drawers and cabinets and bookshelves. If this was my pregnancy with O, I would no doubt be doing just that. That was the pregnancy that I spent every spare moment scraping popcorn off of our ceiling and painting trim - don't ask me why. But this time it's different. Because this time I'd like to think that I'm a wee bit smarter (not a lot smarter, mind you - just a wee bit). This time I know the chaos that will no doubt accompany this little baby into our world. And I know that our lives as we currently know them will be turned on their heads for a period of time. And so I'm making a conscious effort to appreciate the family that I currently have and the life that we currently have together and in an attempt to do just that we've been doing all those things that will most likely get temporarily moved to the wayside once our new little one is here.
We've gone out to eat together (probably more than our wallets should have allowed).
We've spent days lounging around the house and enjoying each other's company.
We've laid in bed laughing and giggling about the most ridiculous things.
And every once in a while when O yells from her room at night "can I come lay in your bed for a little bit?" I've surprised her by answering "yes" and we've let her fall asleep next to us.
And so amidst all the chaos it's good to be reminded that the next four months are far more about "being" than "doing."