The Naked Truth

Thursday, February 9, 2017

I can't explain this one... but I'll try.  Is it just us or does everyone else's kids change moods when they are naked.  The other day, they were both loosing their minds with boredom.  They were tired of me, tired of their toys, tired of being inside and the days drool had taken it's toll on their shirts.  So I decided to take them upstairs and just change outfits.  In between the shirt changes, so did their moods.  SO I let em go... run naked around their room for awhile and I'm not kidding, they were so damn happy.

We do it at night too, before the jammies go on.  Take off the dirty clothes of the day and they just loose their minds with happiness.  I guess it's just that free and easy feeling of nothing weighing you down.  I look at them though, with their little guts sticking out, chunky legs pattering across our hardwood floors, drool dripping onto their bellies, and I think... why can't everyone be as confident as these hooligans?  I know I'm not.  But for real... they flaunt all they have to offer and have the best time doing it.  I want them to keep that same sense of self confidence they have now and carry it into their youth.  Well, not running around naked, obvi.  But I want them to live fully, love hard and be willing to put themselves out there, even if it makes them a tinge uncomfortable.

This week hit me hard, with realizations that life is precious, short and very temporary.  We sometimes get too comfortable with the day-to-day and forget that we need to be present, tell people we love them, look people in the eyes, listen (and really listen) to what they have to say.  I've been reflecting on that this week and I've started yoga up this month again.  It gives me that time I need to unwind physically, but also mentally and to stay present, be thankful and be reminded that I'm human and I make mistakes, we all do.

Cheers readers, thanks for reading every week.  You are all the reason I am who I am today and I'm grateful.  Until next week...

Lauren, E&B

Had a fun girls night celebrating my best friend and her upcoming wedding... I cannot wait to see her walk down the aisle.  Such a beautiful lady!


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