It really is the little things

| July 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

In life, it really is the little things that matter the most.  I know you are thinking, yip, heard it before, but did you really hear it, do really notice the little things each day?

If you don’t know me, my name is Bex and I am a mother to three boys, 7, 4 and 1.  Yes, that keeps me busy, but on top of that, I am also a Social Media Manager for now six Facebook pages.  My husband and I own a timber joinery business with another great couple and I am employeed to do all the accounting side of things.  From time to time, I also get paid photography work as well.  Lastly, I am here, with my super awesome friend Nicky, creating this lovely website LDM.

When I write it all down, I wonder how I manage to get everything done.  I am not saying I am a super-mum, because I am far from it.  I don’t get any help from a nanny or anything, just me and the kids.  My husband works huge hours so I often get overwhelmed and tend to take it out on the kids.

I recently lost it AGAIN at my boys.  I can’t remember why.  It was my middle son, Ollie, who looked at me, with tears rolling down his face and said, ‘you make me sad when you lelling’.  That isn’t a spelling mistake (which I make a lot of), that is the way my son talks.  He was trying to tell me how much my raised voice scared him and made him feel sad.  At that moment I realised I had to make a change.

Was all this worth it?  Trying to do all this work to bring in some more money, but at the same time, stress myself out.  Yes, this time is precious with my children! It is very fast slipping away in a midst of me not being present or when I am in the moment, I am screaming at them.

Today my Ollie went for a run in the paddocks with his older brother.  When they returned he said, ‘Mum, I picked a flower for ya, cause I like you’.

 

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These are the little things that really matter.

These are the moments that I need to stop and cherish for what they are.  Me and my boys, my family.  I just have to find that balance …. and I am working on it.

On my wall is a note to myself …

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The past few weeks I have really tried to notice when I raise my voice.  When I hear myself, I stop or at least apologise to the boys if I have started yelling.  I am going to try my hardest to give them the love and respect they deserve and most importantly, I need to give them TIME, time to enjoy the little things together as a family.

Want to join me on this crazy journey called ‘motherhood’?

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