You all know I’m about as dedicated to the simple life as anybody out there (I do write a whole blog about it after all), but sometimes I just want to scream (ok, I actually do scream) “Simple living is one big fat lie! There’s absolutely nothing simple about it at all!”
And sometimes it feels like there’s certainly nothing easy about it either. Wouldn’t the simple thing be to take my kids to Micky-dees tonight, order the happy meal, and put up my feet? That’d be a heckofalot easier than cooking EV-ER-Y-THING from scratch.
But, sometimes “living well doesn’t mean not doing hard things.” And then again, sometimes it does…
This week is Valentine’s Day, the day upon which mothers across America will be called upon the provide sweet treats for their children’s classrooms.
Sure the healthy thing would be to make the cupcakes from scratch. The frugal thing would be to make the cupcakes from scratch. The green thing would be to make the cupcakes from scratch. The “simple” thing would be to make the cupcakes from scratch already!
But the sane thing would be to get yourself to the store (Whole Foods if you must), and buy the perfectly beautiful ready-made cupcakes in the neat little plastic box. Take it from the Simple Mom herself, give yourself permission to buy the cupcakes!
So now I’m going to be honest and say, (before everyone I know calls me out on it) that this is something that I really need to work on. I’m no where near buying the cupcakes. Or even making the cupcakes with sugar and frosting. But I know I need more of the simple that is balance and intention and less of the simple that is well, rigid and trying too hard to be perfect. You too?
Wishing you a very happy and sane Valentines Day!