New motto...

Life's too short.

We spent the weekend with Chris' parents and his sister Lisa and her family at the Wilderness Territory, courtesy of his mom.  We had a blast, and we probably could have stayed a few more days even and still not feel like we were able to get to do everything we wanted.  Although I would've loved to take pictures of the kids all weekend to capture their happy faces, life's too short to watch it from behind the camera all the time.  So, I didn't get very many pictures.  (*pictures coming soon!  I haven't had a chance to upload them yet.*)  But being able to spend the extra time with the kids was priceless. Grahm wanted to constantly go down the water slides.  As soon as he'd get to the bottom, he'd immediately say he wanted to go again.  And these weren't just little slides...these were twisty-turny slides that I thought neither Belle nor Grahm would want to go down because they were big.  While Belle enjoyed the slides as well, she was happy playing in the water and going in the hot tub.  And Casey enjoyed the water every once in a while.  Sometimes he wanted nothing to do with it, other times he was absolutely thrilled to be playing in it.

During our stay, we lost one of our Disney Store beach towels.  These are my absolute favorite towels and the only kind I get because they stay fluffy for so long and don't get thin.  Anyway, like I said, we lost one and Chris felt bad because he felt like it was his fault.  And I didn't care.  (I actually surprised myself that I felt like that.)  Normally I would get irritated over something like that and it would've ruined my day (no lie), but not anymore.  I've learned that life's too short to get upset, no matter how big or little something is.  Why waste it over getting mad?  That accomplishes nothing and I don't ever feel better about it.  Besides, what kind of example would I be giving my kids?  A cranky mom isn't a very fun mom.  So, I just choose rather to forget about being upset and be happy instead.  I can't let things ruin my life and get me down because then it affects my attitude, and I don't want my attitude to have an effect on my kids.  Oh, and on a side note, the hotel ended up finding my towel.

I suppose you're wondering why such a deep topic about a lost towel.  Well, something happened a few weeks ago that made me realize this.  I can't go into detail about it (not health related...we're all fine!), but it did show me that life is too short to be upset.  Who wants to go through life letting the things that upset you bring you down?  Sure, I was upset/sad for a day or so, but then you've gotta snap out of it and realize there is more to life than that.  Those couple days I was like that, I was no fun...no fun for me, my husband, or my kids.  I'm sure I was pretty miserable to be around.  And once I came to that realization, I switched my attitude and just chose rather to forget about it because harboring those feelings was doing absolutely nothing to make me happy and it would've just made me feel worse and worse the more I felt that way.  And besides, being pregnant I don't need the added stress.  Having a carefree attitude has made such a big difference in my life, and I'm loving it.


Chris said...

Thanks for always putting the Kids and I first. If that makes you selfish, than the Kids and I are the luckiest people on earth.

Love you,

Your Husband!

lduresky said...

Ooh, is that a skill you can teach your brother? I would love a little more of that carefree attitude. I suppose I could learn a thing or two about that as well;-)