Even if you don’t make resolutions for a New Year I think you always reflect on the twelve months that have passed and look forward to the year ahead. Instead of resolutions I like to have things to focus on for the coming year, little bits and piece that I like to keep in mind as the months go by. Last year I wrote this and while I think we made it through pretty well I was maybe a little naive in what I imagined I could accomplish with three under three. I think a lot of it was just about coping rather than actually going out and making the most of our family time. In a lot of ways having the twins was easier than I imagined but there is no getting around the fact that the logistics of getting out really are difficult. I had to make my peace with staying in a lot and there is more I wish I could have done both with Lucas and the twins.
For that reason this is my thought for 2015 is:
We really are just at the beginning of our family journey.
This is probably it now for our family, me, my husband and our three boys so this year is really the start for us. Lucas is three and Arthur & Brandon are one; we are at the stage where we can do more but still there is only so much we can accomplish. Of course being a blogger means I read about family life all the time; I just love hearing about other families adventures but it does make me restless and I start to think maybe we should be doing more. However, I must remember that everyone is different, some people have older children, fewer children and we all make the most of our family time in different ways.
I want 2015 to be about the little moments we can make the most of; there will be more family time, more technology-free time, more adventures and explorations but as it is still only our beginning there will be plenty of carpet picnics, garden days, den-making, movie watching and pyjama days. We can’t do it all and that is just fine. I need to be happy with where we are, enjoy our present and keep on making our family memories because actually, it is all pretty incredible.
Happy New Year!