Taking a Break
My son and his wife went away for a few days in the beginning of the summer. He didn’t have to ask if we would babysit because we offered before he had a chance. It would mean taking a break from soap and all that goes with it. No soap making, planning and social media. No order placing, organizing and blog writing. I had a few things already scheduled for the time they’d be away, but Brian was able to take off from work. Between the two of us, we’d have it covered.
Luke is two and a half. I love this age. He speaks in short sentence so I know what he wants. I learned he loves cheese and pizza. And anything sweet. He calls me “Gigi” and calls Brian “Poppy”
We went for lots of walks and counted the flags in the neighborhood. We looked for bunnies on our walks too. Brian has model trains and Luke loves to go upstairs with him and watch them go around the track. Luke has his own set of trains to play with too, but I think he likes Brian’s better. Brian bought a conductor hat for himself and both of our grandsons. Grandson Brian doesn’t like his, but Luke loves it.
I had so many soapy things to do while Luke was with us, and I only did what had to be done. Shipping out orders and answering urgent emails. Everything else could wait. Taking a break was important. I knew it was worth it to enjoy this uninterrupted time with Luke. Once he left, I knew I’d get the work I’d put off done. None of it was that pressing it couldn’t wait a few days.
I’m grateful for those five days. I love that little dude and had so much fun with him. I’m also grateful I realized that I can take a break, relax and enjoy my life. I need to do it more often.
What are you grateful for this week?
Yours in Gratitude,