Last Sunday I left the house three times. Once to go for a run, once to get doughnuts (Sunday tradition after running), and later to buy groceries.My kids on the other hand, spent the entire day playing, eating, driving me crazy, climbing trees, horsing around, visiting with the neighbor, and baking cookies. The most frequently spoken words that day were, "Let's pretend...!" We spent the entire day doing nothing. I didn't wonder if I should be doing something with them, or taking them somewhere, and it was perfect. I cant remember the last time this has happened. Confucius once said, Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated. And don't we? Hear me out for a second, and tell me if this sounds at all familiar: I am the one that makes our family's life complicated. I am the one who thinks that we must do everything, participate in it all, conquer it all, be everything and everywhere. I am the one who thinks that our daughter and son need to
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