the real spring

Tuesday was the Spring Equinox in this part of the world.  A time for renewal and joy as the earth awakens from its winter slumber and life begins again.  Spring is the season of rebirth.  The smell in the air and the warmth from the sun brings us all a sense of peace and nostalgia.  We are reminded once again of the wondrous beauty nature has to offer.  The flowers are in bloom and the sounds of birds tweeting, twittering, and chirping bring music to our ears.  There’s just something about the way spring rides in and changes the minds and moods of everyone it touches.  It’s magical.

This magic also brings with it a long list of things that need to get done (you know, more to add to our never-ending list of mommy duties and whatnot), but it’s okay because it’s spring.  Spring cleaning makes me happy.  Dusting, vacuuming, digging, bagging, junking, watering, weeding, spraying, cleaning, and washing just seem easier to accomplish in the springtime.  I don’t know why, but as long as my windows are open and the sunshine is rolling in, I can clean every toilet and bathtub in the house with a smile on my face.  The same goes for rounding up dust bunnies from under the couch, giving the pantry a makeover, and sorting through the kids sock and underwear drawer.  And when it’s all said and done (if ever), the celebratory dance I do in praise of my now organized and rejuvenated home could not be more justified.

Spring is also a time for cleansing our inner souls.  A time for change.  A time to look within ourselves, to be conscious of who we are and who we want to become.   A chance to focus on what really matters in life and to reinvent ourselves as mothers, as daughters, as sisters, as aunts, as friends, as women.

Here is my “real” to do list this spring:

Happy Spring!