Thursday, March 20, 2014

Being Intentional

I read a blog earlier this year about being intentional.  It basically boiled down to being more intentional in everything you do.  Intentional with your kids, your spouse, your faith, your friendships.  The list goes on.  I've decided I need to become more intentional.  Like this blog for one!  Okay, so that is a minor one but I really do love going back and reading old blog posts and I just don' blog like I used to.  Part of it is due to our schedule, but I have one child at home still, I need to be more intentional about finding the fun and blog worthy material in our everyday life.  

So here goes.  One day last week we had a beautiful 75 degree and sunny day.  It was going to be my day to pick Cooper up and head to the Y for spin. The weather was going to drastically change in next 24 hours so at the last minute I changed my plans and we headed to the park. Couldn't have made a better decision.  That bike was waiting for me the next morning, along with a cold windy day. More intentional with the time I'm given with my kids. 

A few days later, notice we have went from a t-shirt to a sweatshirt, I put this on Cameron.  We watched Aiden (from church) a few weeks ago and he has the same sweatshirt.  Cameron was out of control excited to look like baby Aiden.  More intentional about finding the everyday small things to make blog worthy.

 JJ had their Spring Festival last Friday. I have went to all the PTO meetings this year and if they will still have me, may be an officer next year.  All officers have children leaving the school so it's a whole new PTO next year.  Those that are coming in needed to be initiated into the Spring Festival.  We worked at the school Thursday evening for a couple hours putting together baskets and then worked again Friday.  I got to the school around 11 on Friday morning and minus a short break to run Cooper home and get Cameron before coming back, I was there until almost 10 that night.  The festival was a success, despite my kids being inside the bounce house when it started to deflate and Cameron taking a face plant on the gym floor.  
This is what was left of our late night crew.  This is me being more intentional on stepping outside my comfort zone and giving myself a sense of accomplishment outside the home.  

I feel like when both boys are at home I try to go out of my way to do fun things with them.  With Cooper in school, Cameron and I spend most days at home, minus our CBS days.  I need to be more intentional with him too.  Just as I was when it was just Cooper.  Today after CBS we went to Chick-fil-A for lunch and instead of picking it up for home, we went in to eat and play.  He was so excited to learn we would be going in.  Just another shot at being intentional again.  

I used to be so good at blogging all the little things in our life. Looking back I see the decline began when Cooper started preschool.  It wasn't much at first but then he went to three a day preschool  and then he started kindergarten and now it's almost never.  I registered Cameron preschool today.  I don't want this time to get away from me. I don't want to use the excuse "well it's only two mornings a week, we still have a lot of time".  Cause you know what, Cooper was just two mornings a week not too long ago and he's now 3/4th of his way through kindergarten!  Time is slipping and I can't let it get away from me.  


ginmommy said...

Good post! No matter how hard I try, the time does slip away :(

Susie said...

Sometimes it is hard to post!! Time does go by so fast!! We have to make time for the little things!!

Jaime Mac said...

Great post! I think it's hard to blog when you're busy just living life! :) I do think it's great you take some one on one time w/ Cameron when Cooper's at school. Cooper got lots of one on one time when he was the only child! ;)
Good luck being more intentional! I love all your examples!