Never Ending Choices

Choices, life is full of them. 

Should I get a coffee table or use an ottoman instead? 
Is it chilly, do the kids need pants for school and not shorts? 
To clean the house or watch the Sex In The City movie?

Am I content or am I restless?

That last one is a choice I feel like I have to make every day. I am the restless type. I love change (mostly). It keeps me on my toes. When life stays the same for too long I get all jumpy and long for a new choice. 

Some new choices have come up in our family life that could shake things up a bit. 

My husbands career. He loves his job and plans on staying for a long time, but he is considering going back to college and completing his Bachelors degree. We would have to re-adjust our schedules to accommodate his studying and he would have way more on his already full plate... Still, it would open doors for him. And show our children how important furthering you education is. Choices.

My son made a big choice this week, he has stopped playing football. I am a little sad. He has played for almost 4 years now. He had asked not to play a few months ago. I made him a deal at the start of the season if he still wasn't into it then he could stop. Well, he wasn't into it anymore. Maybe some day he'll get back out there and be my little football man again, but for now he has made a choice. With that choice came another. He has now made the local swim team! He loves it and is working very hard to be the next Michael Phelps.

And while we're on the subject of choices. I really want to re-do my kids bathroom! There's this hideous wallpaper border (that I did not put up there, I swear) that needs to come down, but then what? What color? Do I change out the shower curtain? 

Choices, choices, choices... They are never ending:) 

au revoir, adieu, ciao, till next time... 


Ladyluck said...

Great! You have a clear, succinct style that is really readable. Kudos to you and your son for having the courage to admit something is not working and then try something else. This is exactly what children need to learn to do as children, so that they continue making small improvements/adjustments as adults (principle of Kaizen). Way to be supportive! Bathroom: Get rid of anything you don't like; find one piece that catches your eye (I once bought a clock for my bathroom that was pale aqua (swimming pool blue). I painted the the bathroom to match and decorated around that one clock! I loved it. Maybe you'll see a shower curtain that you must have. Buy it and decorate/paint around that. More education: nobody ever regrets this; if you guys can make it work, go for it. Last night on the way home from the mall, where my son got the shoes he had been longing for (with a contribution from his wallet because they were out of my comfort range/budget), I said, "You know, it's little things like this that are possible because we were able to attend college, and have jobs that bring us a little more money than if we didn't. Keep that in mind - the things you will want to do for your own kids someday - if you ever feel like giving up on college." Then he asked for his $20 bucks back. JK. Keep on writing!

Melissa said...

It all can be a bit overwhelming huh?!!
That is how my life is right now, Hubby working his full-time job then coming home to work late on his 2nd full-time job and I work full-time too and the kids in school and daycare and now boy scouts and now I am in a group at church, oh wait make that 2 groups and Pete is in one and homework and cleaning and showering and yes yes SLEEP! Darn it... I think I'm having a moment!...
hope your decisions bode well for you! Good luck...I think I'm gonna go have a cookie now!