Two posts in two days?? Who am I? Don't worry, this won't be a regular occurrence, I just actually have time to post and something to talk about! I don't have many pictures today, but I wanted to talk about something important to me.
Today was about priorities. My busy season at work is from January through April/May. We are not supposed to request time off during Jan-March because of this fact. I work full time during the months of February, March, and April because of this, too (every other month of the year I leave at 2:00). Well, today was C's school field trip to the zoo and he asked me if I would volunteer to be a chaperone. I said yes, not thinking that the teacher would actually ask me. Can you believe that she did? Knowing how important this was to C, I requested the day off of work (and cringed thinking of all the work I would come back to). But I reminded myself what's important in life, and he's not going to be young forever!
I set my alarm for 6:45 this morning (an hour and 15 minutes later than normal!), and got up to run 3 miles. It was rainy, wet, and cold, and the ground was very slippery since the rain was freezing. But I did it anyways, knowing that this run was for me only (priority). After I got back, I was actually able to have a nice breakfast and take C to school, which I absolutely LOVE since I'm never home to do (another priority).
After I showered and packed my lunch I was off to school for the field trip. It was cold, but the kids had a great time. I'm glad I can participate in activities like this with C. Our lives are very busy, and I can't always be at every event/sports game/activity, but I when he asks me specifically to be somewhere I do everything I can to make it happen. Priorities people.
So, even with being swamped at work, training for the marathon, teaching at the gym, and being a wife, I make it a priority to be a good mom. I love my little man:
And now I'm making it a priority to head up to bed early because I'm exhausted.