Feed the baby
Finish getting ready
Get the toddler up
Breakfast for everyone
Finish packing the bags
Move bags to the car
Get coats on
Get baby from upstairs
Grab school bags
Move out to the cars
Drive away NLT 7:20 a.m.
There's a specific order for how we unwind in the evenings too.
The jumble of jobs is smoothest if done in a certain order because the packing is dependent on the dishwasher and the dishwasher is dependent on the meal... You get it. If I think about all this too long...my life starts to look like an instruction manual from Ikea.
But, in all these mundane, predictable moments...there are surprises too. Ones that make me giggle, or want to shoot a few quick pictures, or give kisses and hugs, or close my eyes in complete thankfulness that all these mini-events are the stuff of my life.
The future isn't thinking about sending my boys to school in an actual elementary, or how they'll be in high school. The future is what we do to manage the moments in the present. How we collect them to make something special; a life with more to come.
This piece of wisdom (and wordart that I created above) is courtesy of Leslie Feist, singer-songwriter of 'Mushaboom,' which incidentally is one of our favorite songs right now.
One of the funny moments in our collection is when I pretend to be Feist and Reid pretends to be the mushaboom guy when we sing in the car...