Spring dreams

Can we all just make a pact? When summer arrives, and we’re hot and sweaty and slow to move, can we all just promise each other that we won’t cry and moan and complain about the heat?

Because this winter? Seriously…

I find that I’m daydreaming about spring, warmth, and sunshine. Need. Sunshine.

I’m also thinking about the changes I want to make in my life when spring rolls around. The most important change I intend to make is working less.

The decision to start my own business was sparked by the desire to have children and to stay home with those children. Goal accomplished, but, being a SAHM doesn’t necessarily mean you’re a present mom. I know I am not spending enough quality time with the kids—completely unplugged time—and I am fixing that this summer.

That probably means that I’m going to have to let things slide a bit, and I’m prepared to take that risk.

Even if I only manage to take an extra day or two off this spring and summer, I’m going to make them count. I can’t wait to begin the warm-weather adventures with my family—it can’t get here soon enough.

Are you daydreaming about spring and summer? What are you looking forward to the most?

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  1. Me tooo! I am definitely daydreaming about sunshine. Sometimes it gets bright inside, so I get excited & run outside. It’s been gloomy overcast blegh lately. I just spent a few weeks in Japan; I knew it would be cold and of course not in bloom, but I figured it was a relatively inexpensive time to go travel and little to no tourists are there in winter…. Then this happened: http://bit.ly/1ckuS5f

  2. I’ve been daydreaming about Summer since Olaf mentioned it in his breakout song during “Frozen”. I’m not completely a SAHM, because I go to school for most of the day. But I know I do not spend enough quality time with my son when I get home. There’s always so much work to do and Winter here in Michigan is NOT helping. I can’t wait until Spring rolls around, I’m going to make it my best effort to try to get out more with him and do more quality time activities.

  3. I think it’s awesome that you see how important it is to spend time enjoying your kids. There are so many things I wish I had done differently….spending more time just playing and being with them is at the top of the list.

  4. I’m looking forward to putting my winter jacket away and getting rid of the giant pile of jackets, boots, etc in my kitchen. This winter has been too long and cold!

  5. I feel the same way! This winter, ugh, I think we’ve been outside 5 times in 3 months, other than that just in and out of the car. Brutal. Naturally since we’ve been hibernating I’ve been working more – because my work is at home too (except for some trips to photo sessions). My blog is going to be slower spring and summer, we just want to get outside, my kids LOVE being outdoors and I think they are so done being home too!

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