This week I read this brilliant article Don't Carpe Diem and seriously could have written (well not really with my serious lack of writing skills) this article myself... I just loved the comparison of cronos vs. kairos time and just felt so relieved of the stress of thinking we are the only family that doesn't live "blue ribbon moments every single moment. I love how this thought process goes right along with what I'm attempting to capture in my project life binder... those kairos moments that I need and want to remember every single week. both good and bad. both happy and sad. both big and little. Those moments that I want to remember. I need to remember.I am not a mom that typically gets sad over my kids growing older. Now don't get me wrong... I often reminisce of the days gone by and often wish we could go back to the days before homework, tests, peer pressure, etc. However, I also enjoy watching my kids learn and discover new things every single day of every single season. It seems there's something new and exciting about them each year that I love and appreciate. But this week, I had two moments of gut-wrenching sadness that completely took me by surprise. something about both my kids this week that stopped me in my tracks...
1. Campbell doesn't need me to do her hair anymore.
Like "she does her own high pony and bow" doesn't need me anymore! What!?!
2. Will has body odor. Like "not cute little boy playing in the grass" smell but real adult man B.O. after a hard workout smell. What!?!
Now those may seem like ridiculous things to cry over but cry I did my friends... But I'm better now and you know what... both of these silly but important milestones are now documented in my 2012 week 3 project life layout... I want to remember. I need to remember.
I also tucked a printed copy of the article I m
entioned above in my page protector for this week as well. Something else I want and need to remember!
So here's a peek at this week's pages (hair bows and B