Linking up with Lisa-Jo over on her site today.
It’s Five Minute Friday. The word is imagine. Here’s how to play:
1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.
2. Link back to Lisa-Jo’s post and invite others to join in.
3. And then, absolutely no ifs, ands or buts about it, you need to visit the person who linked up before you & encourage them in their comments. Seriously. That is, like, the rule. And the fun. And the heart of this community...
Imagine the possibilities if I didn’t work. Imagine the fun, the laughter, the hugs, the kisses, the crafts, the mess, the pure joy of being together. I imagine that all the time. I imagine and daydream how much easier and how much harder life would be if I quit my job and stayed home with my children.
They have always been in daycare. They have always lived by the clock. Down time is not something they are familiar or comfortable with. It’s schedule schedule schedule at our house.
But the reality is a little sad. The reality is I have a hard time accepting that I’m not strong enough to jump in with two feet, quit my job and raise these beautiful children instead of farming them out to the latest caregiver. And all of the caregivers (except one) have been amazing in their own ways. But they are not mommy. My children deserve better.
But imagining how life would be and living how life would be are two completely different things. The imagining is beautiful and sunny and snowy and laughing and fun and hard times but so much time to just be. Just be.
The living is harder. The anger, the indecision, the doubting. Imagining won’t make it come true though. And in every dream, in everything that you can imagine, there is hard work and it is always worth it.
Now it’s your turn. GO!