I feel that so many parents have become so caught up in life that they miss what is actually happening around them. I know because it was happening to me. I see so many moms constantly bothered by their children while they are in public. They rush through the day to day activities (such as grocery shopping, going to the bank, and doing laundry) and just drag their kids along. I surprisingly felt myself becoming that way (let's face it 2 kids is way harder than I thought.) My mom was always great at seeing things a different way. So with her help (and lots of prayer) I am on my way to improvement back to the mom I started out to be. I want to enjoy my kids and feel like I add to their lives in every situation... even while I get the "must-do's" done. To Rowan it means that watering Nana's plants becomes a fireman's adventure. At times it may take a little longer than I would like, but hey what is time? As long as we don't rush through life without living it he can take all the time he needs. Plus, I have to admit I am starting to have as much fun during errands as my kids are.