Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Still so much to learn
We had a wonderful time with my parents in town. We visited some sights and ate lots of good food with friends and family. Kyan got lots of grandparent attention, Dave had a week off work, and I felt pampered. There is something very comforting for me about having my parents close. It is the security they instilled in me as a child that never goes away despite many years passing. I continue to learn from them too. Observation wise that is. Luckily my parents are not overbearing, they offer advice only when asked to. But what I learned by watching them this trip is something that I think I can really apply to my life: don't put off things that you can do right now. My house lacks a pile up of recycling or dirty dishes (dishes due in part to us finally getting our dishwasher) but also because my parents would do the dinner pots and such right after. Obviously 8 hands are faster than 2 so their help combined with Dave being home kept the house in much better order than I've managed for many months. But I was struck by how much my procrastination adds to my work load. While I think I'm resting and I'll have more time later I'm actually creating more work for myself later.
It is also much easier to fathom doing things promptly now that I'm well into the second trimester of pregnancy. My moody blues are almost gone and energy is in higher supply. But I want to apply this lesson to all parts of my life and see what it reaps. I have a feeling that I'll really benefit from it in the long run, as will the whole family.