As I’ve been watching my Timehop app, and Facebook’s new “On this day” feature, IÂ discovered havingÂ statistically boring Aprils. Â Then I thought, how can I make April 2015 more exciting?
Monday-Friday I go to work at a job that I mostly enjoy. Â From 5-730pm those nights, I make dinner, do laundry, do dishes, play with the kids, bathe them some nights, put them to bed. Â I follow that up with more laundry, house work, or lounging in bed watching ER. Â Weekends are packed with swim lessons, birthday parties, lawn work, outside time, grocery shopping, etc., etc.
All of that – I love. Â I’ve been doing those things in Aprils for years. Â Which meansÂ I’ve been busy, henceÂ less exciting social media posts. Â Which is a great thing!
I am on my iPhone plenty, and I rarely judge other parents on their phones when they are out with their kids. Â I know that we all could put our phones down more and enjoy what is in front of us. Â I cherish the time I spend behind the phone’s camera capturing memories of my rugrats and I enjoy sharing those photos with others. Â I hear time and time again how much folks enjoy seeing their big eyes and goofy moments. Â And watching my history of a day, I see that the more recent the year, the fewer memories listed. Â I find joy in that – it means I did put my phone down to enjoy my life.
April 2015 has been full of joy. Â Eloise has started talking more and acting like a little girl instead of a tiny baby. Â She has decided she wants to potty train and loves playing outside. Â Lincoln has stoppedÂ saying stupid and talking about poop all.the.time. and changes best friends every other day. Â They had excellent reports at their conferences and enjoy being together so much. Â Justin and I are in our routines and have started doing more outside projects. Â April is 15 days in and we’ve done those things and so much more.
I’m not sure I’d want April to be any more exciting!