Be Intentional. A Little Fun won't hurt

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Happy New week Tribe!

It's been a minute here I know, well Let's just say I've been having a hangover since our last blog post.

Thank you all for your kind words and prayers for Matana and Matilda.

So, how are you all doing? I trust you are well, and that life is happening in your favour? Well, even if it is not, you are alive and that is all that matters because "he that has life has hope". 

I was going through my vision board recently to see how the year is going and also restrategize where there's need to, especially when my five years old asked what I wanted to become in the future when I grow up. That question was a good prompt or should I say a reminder to check and evaluate how well my baby steps or giant stride towards achieving my goals were going. Thankfully, there is progress, and that is all that matters.

Still, in my conversations with the little madam, we were watching a children's program the other day and the narrator's name was Rachel. 

I think I got too comfortable and said "this Rachel is just like me". Wrong move guys!

Little madam looked at me, took a deep and said "Mummy she is only beautiful as you but I don't think this Rachel is like you o"

Me: "Ah ah! Are you serious? Why did you say that na?"

Matana: "She is fun and loves to play with toys but you..." (closing her eyes now and tried to mimic me)

" Matana pack these toys" 

"Matana I don't want to step on toys o"

"Matana do you want me to fall down"

"Matana don't come and injure me here o"

"Matana I don't have power for play, let me sleep small first"

"Matana I will soon dash out all your toys now"

"Matana oya start packing your toys now before I sweep them away"

"Tilda bring broom let me sweep all these things inside the dustbin"

And she went on and on...

Hmmm! I honestly wanted her to say all that was in her heart to say. Turns out I was winning the award for the world's most boring Mum ever, and I was also holding the position of the Chairlady of Boring people Association and the grand Paton of Anti fun people worldwide. 

Chai! I'm in severe pain!

We had a long conversation about how I feel by the sight of the whole house being littered with toys all around, and her strongest defense was "but my sister and I know how to tidy up and put our toys away" 

Which kin yeye tidy up? Anyways we sha settled the matter in the end. I promised to do better and be more considerate and my sins were forgiven with a stain warning to do better henceforth. 

The truth is no reasonable excuse will do for a child who isn't allowed to have fun and play as they should. In the course of our conversation, I realized that even though I have been part of their playtime in times past, I have sort of fallen short of their expectations of me. 

Sometimes, as a parent, you could be carried away with whatever it is and not realize how much your child is missing out on one of the most important aspects of their growing up. Play is very important for every growing child especially in the early years because that is one sure way learning takes place.

Having committed to stop being a boring Mum henceforth, I decided to take the girls out for a birthday party over the weekend. Although, when I got the invitation, my first and default reaction was to stay at home and have my beauty sleep but then let's partyyyyyyy!

I know its a children's party but me love them photos


And I am glad I finally broke that and went to a party with them because immediately we stepped into the party ground Matana hugged me and said "wow! Mummy I can't believe you took us to a party. You did it" (That girl always knows the right word to say to keep pressing my mumu button)

Turns out I have never taken my kids to a party before. It's hard to believe but it's true *covers face in shame*


They sure had the best fun ever!


Matana was so excited, she said she's never seen her mummy at a party before talk more of dancing. Even though she kept asking me what they were singing (music from the DJ). Me sef I don't know o. I have lost touch abeg.

And I had fun too. My bones are stiff now but I still gat skills from my Dance and Drama stage Act days. I didn't know the song but I recognized this one from an artist I used to promote and I had to jump on it. So let's dance. Lol


I remember one of the goals on my vision board says "slay and have fun all year round" and I have been wondering how that would be possible with my "akant no balance" (account balance) I guess I finally get the chance to live the life then.

It is safe to say we all had fun going out to the party. I think I even needed that fun more than the kids. Lol!

This week, beyond all the hustling and bustling you have planned out, take out a little time to have fun and just rest your nerves.

I pray that you conquer every obstacle that comes your way and you come out victorious.
Amen

Be intentional

Be you

Have fun!


Xoxo, 
©Rachel Jesuseme


Comments

  1. Yes babe, a little fun here and there won't hurt! May God help us.

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    1. Absolutely!
      We all need that fun.
      A loud Amen to that prayer.

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    1. I know right! Just exploring a different side of me. I am still avoiding that red hair conversation with Aunty Matana๐Ÿ˜‚

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  3. OluwaSeme have you finally decided what you want to be when you grow up?


    Whatever you choose please include fun in it. Life's too short for rigidity.

    Nice to see you loosen up!

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    1. My dear ToryTeller, you see I clearly left out that part of the conversation because anything I say will be used against me in the court of Matana. I still don't know what I want to become. Any ideas? ๐Ÿ˜‚

      Fun all the way! Praying for the grace not to go back to my default setting of #team boring ๐Ÿ˜‚

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  4. We get some tied up with what to do and what not to that we lost touch of our true self. A little bit of fun wouldn't hurt. I'm glad the girls had fun and they connected with a different side of mom...

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    1. So true Tina, a little fun never hurt anyone.
      Yayyyy! I am so glad. At least, now they know Mummy can dance

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  5. Talking about having a little fun - lately I've felt like my life was just about work. I've been putting aside fun so that I can complete all the things I wrote in my to do list. However, the list never ends. Once I complete one task, another task comes up. Now I think its high time I have a little fun... even just for a little moment. Haha

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    1. Hahaha, the list never ends! So let's have fun shall we?
      Thanks for stopping by Yuri

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