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Can You Get That For Me?

Can you get that for me?…

I was all set to write about my California adventures but something more important has happened.

My daughter is now taller than me.

I’m gonna need a moment.

Now granted I’m 5ft 2in so I am a small person, but she’s eleven.

Eleven (!)

I already feel like our lives go a million seconds a minute now this.

She of course is elated.

Me….

My heart is breaking.

She already doesn’t need me to tuck her in.

She will ask me if I’m going to leave when I go in her room after work to say hi.

Is this going to make her need me less?

I already have not the stage where things I do embarrass her. Although by virtue of who I am that feels like a challenge.

Also I am pretty sure the people in the car next to us at the stoplight DO enjoy my singing along loudly to Jump Around.

Even if she doesn’t.

I realize we are hitting those years and I am scared. I feel like I haven’t done enough. I’m not ready.

I’m not ready for her not to need me.

I’m not ready for her to be taller than me.

Or maybe I am.

Now I have someone who can get stuff off the shelf for me.

So there’s that.

She’s an amazing kid and I knew this day was coming- just maybe not this fast.

For now I’ll take solace in the fact tonight she still wanted a hug at bedtime.

We got this Mommas

Or at least we’re gonna pretend we do.

<3 Caprise

Overwhelmed…Where Will It All Go?

I was working with a client recently and she was overwhelmed with the thought “where will it all go?” How would everything she wanted to keep fit in the small spaces she had available.  Well…she did not look up, she did not look wide, she did not look in.

Look up…. there is space above your head, knooks and crannies on shelves and on top of armoires that could be a great place for ‘things’ as well as room décor.

Look wide…look beyond the space right in front of you, look at your side tables, bed tables, wall units and fill them with the extra stuff you LOVE.

Look in…that’s about you my dear friend.  Look in at the attachment you have to some of your things and really really really take yourself on.  Give it away if you can.  Throw it away if you’d like  And keep it if you must.

Think about organizing like things with like things.  Put them into baskets, buckets, boxes, bins. Label them as you pack them away. Put them in cabinets, closets, & on high shelves.

And if it really comes down to the answer of “where will it go?” is “there is no room”. Then it’s time to decide between what you want and what you need to keep.

Peace & Blessings,

Tracy