Well sometimes it is...between all the decisions, checklists, to-do lists, meetings, being an adult can feel like an ongoing business deal. As a kid, I couldn't wait to grow up and make my own decisions- "do what I want when I want." Some of it was because I dealt with a lot of things growing up that were out of my control that I didn't want to deal with anymore but some of it was that I just wanted to be grown because it seemed ideal not having to ask permission to do what I wanted.
Little did I know that growing up wasn't only about what I wanted to do and that it comes with a lot of responsibility that isn't always fun or exciting. Are there great times, of course there is, and your life is what you make it but sometimes I feel like I spend most of my days just making decisions.
Our family probably isn't much different than most when it comes to the decisions and choices we make throughout each day. Going to work, paying bills, taking care of kids, what to eat for dinner. what school your children will attend, what vacation to take, budget/savings, date night, babysitters, new opportunities, retirement goals/our family's future, politics, and the list goes on and on.
Sometimes I'm just OVERWHELMED by all the decisions we have to make (maybe a little more than sometimes). I know this is just part of life-being a responsible mature adult and all, but how fun it would be to go back to the days where my decisions consisted of what I was going to wear to school each day and what I was going to do on the weekends.
I am going to try my best to allow my girls to just enjoy being kids- to play, learn, and grow and not worry so much about adult stuff. When they try or desire to grow up too fast, which I'm sure that day will eventually come, Im going to try to help them understand that (Lord willing) your time being a kid is much shorter than the time you will have to be an adult and make adult decisions.
But for now, on to making my grocery list.... ;-0