Thursday, June 21, 2007

My weekend away and other things...


It has been ages since I last updated my blog - a fact that my dear friend Kate reminded me of today. I met Kate when I was working in ED in a place far, far away! There was something about Kate that I liked immediately - although she later confessed she was a little bit stunned to meet me. You see readers, I haven't always been the well balanced individual you see before you (grin). In those dark, distant days I was a Registered Nurse who took life a bit too seriously...

Then with the birth of my dear boys I had an epiphany (great word isn't it!) and came to realise that life is far too short too spend it worrying about everyone and everything. That the most important thing in my life was to love my family and friends and leave the rest to the cosmos. Now this works well in theory, but now and then I still need a reality check. Sometimes I still get caught up in trying to do too much to the detriment of my dear boys. I mean the housework never ends does it? So why obsess about it when I have two little boys asking to do "puzzles Mummy". Anyway today I was doing my usual afternoon clean up and both boys grabbed me by the hand and asked to do the "Wiggles puzzle" - so off the three of us went into the lounge room and for the next hour we did puzzles, cuddled and played. Maybe I need more of those kind of moments, when I stop worrying about the chores and just enjoy being a Mummy...

Harry in particular has been quite clingy over the past week as I had a weekend away last weekend. A whole weekend of scrapping and adult conversation. It was utter bliss. I sat with my friends Freya and Mandy and we ate chocolate, scrapped and generally caught up on each other's lives. We stayed at the Old Mill in Hahndorf in a self-contained cabin. It was lovely - but SO cold. Each morning the grass was frozen and so were the cars. But we rugged up and kept scrapping. The best bit was arriving home and having two little boys and one big boy waiting with open arms...

My last bit of news is that a photo posted on the boys' website has been used by the Boston Medical Center NICU in their latest brochure. A few months ago I was contacted by email to ask for permission to use the image and I agreed. As I looked at the image of my hand holding a tiny foot I realised just how far we have come...

Sending lots of love to all our family and friends,
Lisa

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Our children are often our greatest teachers if we just step back a moment and truly "listen" to what they are telling us.

Seems to me Lisa that your "dear boys" are doing exactly what they were born to do and their amazing mummy is a quick learner.

You're right. The housework never ends but what does end is the early years of a child's development where their neural pathways are set up. Some call it the "hardwiring of the brain".

What a truly wonderful mum you are. Birthing/nurturing/supporting these amazing little boys through their tenuous early days/ weeks/ months/years is an achievement in itself. The rest is "ezy pezy" in comparison.

Forget about a perfectly clean house, if you're a mum with young children, and focus on truly inter- acting and opening them up to all the experiences you can, good and bad. Absolutely the best gift you can give.

Plenty of time, way down the track, to scrub and polish.

Kate Watt said...

Hi Lisa
It was good to read your blog today. I enjoyed our chat last week even if it was short. While in Queensland over the weekend we caught up with Sue. She also misses the grat times we had.... We really should organise to get together soon....Love Kate

Lisa - Mum to Mitch & Harry said...

Dear Kate,
I would love to catch up with you and Sue! And hope to be back in NSW later in the year :-)

Hugs,
Lisa

Lisa - Mum to Mitch & Harry said...

Dear anonymous,
you didn't leave your name - but it sounds like my own Auntie Catherine,
Hugs for leaving such a thoughtful message,
Lisa