Monday, July 18, 2011

Keep Calm and Carry On

We've all seen the posters... but I think the "panic and freak out" version is often my first reaction.  Being calm is a conscious choice.  Especially in the midst of chaos.

Motherhood is chaotic much of the time.  Today, simultaneously, Lawson was throwing a fit wanting to play with me, Quincy woke up crying from her nap and Naomi tripped while walking and broke her front tooth on the floor.  I literally had to take a deep breath and tell myself to be calm.  It was a true "Keep Calm and Carry On" moment.  We had literally just taken this photo (a copycat of a photo I saw recently) to represent such moments.  It about sums things up.

Naomi is going to the dentist on Thursday to have her new sharp front tooth checked out and hopefully fixed.  In the meantime, she looks like a true Mississippian and is still her usual wild and crazy self.



  1. We all have our Now Panic and Freak Out Moments- I especially did during Keira's first year. If has gotten better with the 3 of them a little older.
    I think that picture is hilarious!

  2. I love that pic Kim!! You look amazing by the way...I credit you for even attempting to get into that dream bikini!

  3. I thought about this picture a few times today. It is so fitting, and somehow removing myself from the situation and looking down from above helped calm me down. And I only have one, oy. Good luck mmaa, you will all survive.