I had a super secret plan last week. I was going to drop the frog princess off at school and then head to the beach on my very last day before a new term began.
I saw it in my dreams. Me, on the beach with my book One Thousand Gifts, with a gallon of water to keep me hydrated and nothing but the ocean breeze calling my name. I would come back and today’s Mami Moment would be about some fantastic ah-ha! moment I was going to have while sitting there in my purple two-piece bikini and my soft belly holding up my book. It was going to be life changing! For me, for you, for anyone who came across this post.
At 6:30 a.m. the frog princess tells me her tummy hurts. With those words the dream came crumbling down. She promptly threw up her breakfast (into her cereal bowl, by the way) and I cleaned her up and then made her cuddle on the couch with me. Do you do that as well? Cuddle when they’re sick? I secretly think that the love I feel will heal her as I hold her. I also pray over her while I cuddle her just in case I need back up healing powers. Alas, that did not work.
A few hours after the puking incident it began to rain. This was even more reason to get under the covers and hang out with my girl. Though I will say I only got a very limited amount of cuddling because while she didn’t feel 100%, very little seems to get my baby girl down.
That day reminded me of how we have to go with the flow. I wasn’t bummed about the beach, just wished I’d done it sooner instead of waiting for Friday. So the other lesson in that was to not wait until tomorrow (but really, I had things to do before then!).
Also, I think I have lost the sense of spontaneity in my life.
I am going a mile a minute with the blog, trying to get business for my business so that I can, you know? Support us, helping others, going to school, attempting (and by the looks of what I see in front of me, failing) to keep a clean and orderly house along with whatever else I missed on this list.
The beach was the one thing I’d planned for myself all summer. But, my caring for my baby girl was much more important and, while I did miss reading my book and sunning myself while possibly meeting a rich millionaire that’s looking for a trophy wife, I didn’t feel bad in the way that I would have a year ago if something didn’t go as planned.
This year without steady work I am paying more attention to priorities than to what might seem as missed opportunities. The frog princess made me laugh and we got to enjoy an evening at Disney even with her feeling a bit under the weather. All because I learned to go with the flow. How are you at going with the flow when things don’t go when there’s a change of plans?