Distracted

Posted by on Apr 21, 2016 in Encouragement, Kids | 1 comment

Yesterday having children brought a whole new meaning to the words ‘car accident.’ As the guy hit the side where my son Harrison sits I freaked out. We got over to the side of the road and exchanged information. We were both apologetic about the whole thing with the accident being my fault. Thank goodness no one was hurt!

Before the accident happened I had an unpleasant phone conversation with a friend. It bothered me so much I made a bad decision and turned left through a yellow light which turned red. My bad decision could have resulted in a much worse situation. Today was filled with calls to insurance, doctors and getting my ducks in a row. As I made all these calls, I started to realize I’ve been living pretty distracted. Some days I think I have it all together and can juggle two kids on my own with no issues. Then yesterday happened. It puts everything in perspective and gives you a pretty good wake up call. As the insurance lady said ‘Cars are fixable. People not so much.’

This got me thinking, ‘What do I need to do to live in the moment and not be so distracted?’ One thing is for sure no more phone calls in the car even through blue tooth. That aside, I aim to be more present with my kids. When Harrison wants to read, sit down and read. Dishes can wait even when my head says they can’t. Roll around on the floor with Madelyn. She thinks that’s hilarious and giggles with such sweet laughter. Prioritize my days better. Become a little more organized on what needs to get done and what can wait. Not everything has to be done today. I need to remember that not getting a to-do list done doesn’t mean failure. Laugh and smile more. A sweet person told me once to smile more because I had a pretty smile. While so sweet, I honestly do need to smile more. There is so much to be grateful for each day and laughter is the best medicine for your soul. Need to thank my husband for being there. Even while away, Mike has checked in multiple times. He was a little upset at first, but kept saying it’s just a car and it could be a lot worse. I freaked out even though the accident wasn’t bad, but that’s what happens when you go into mommy mode.

Being distracted with our phones, tablets and other devices really does affect your life. I’m hoping to turn a corner and be more present in the moment. I know my family will thank me later.

One Comment

  1. Wow girl ! I had no idea this happened! I am so happy to hear everyone is safe! I am inspired by your words! It’s so easy to be distracted by so many different things..,I too want to be sure I’m always present with not only Baker and Michael but in all my interactions with friends and family! Thank you for your words friend! You are an amazing mom person and friend! Love you!

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