Thursday, July 18, 2013

Hurry Up

The other day someone on Facebook posted a life changing article.  Let me just say I never "share" posts on Facebook or even read them but this one caught my eye.

The Day I Stopped Saying 'Hurry Up'


If you haven't read it yet do it.  I cried.

I am a total Type A.  I have to be in control.  I am always in a hurry.  I am a perfectionist.  I hate being late or being slow or wasting time.

I cannot even begin to tell you how many times a day I tell the girls to hurry up or that we don't have time to do something.

I do not want to be a bully.

There have been times where I get so upset over the girls messing around and taking to long to do something that I yell at them and just last week Annika said to "don't scream at me momma, it's not nice".

So not only was that something that stopped me in my tracks reading this article the next day has really set me up for some changes.

I will not rush the girls.  Instead we will take our time together, because it's time together and eventually these girls are going to grow up and will move away and I'll be sad for all those times I rushed them instead of sitting back and enjoying every single second with them.

1 comment:

  1. I hear you. When Karina was little, I had so much patience with her, with everything. Now, Elena is here, and it seems like we're always late getting somewhere. I try not to rush them, but sometimes we just HAVE to get to where we're going. Being more tired than I was with just Karina also makes me want to 'hurry' to get through activities so I can go sit down and breathe for just a minute. But you're so right, it's not worth it.

    But I also want to say don't be too hard on yourself, either. We're only human.