There are three people that often get the least favorable "Jane." Those three people are my husband and my two children. They get the tired Jane, the stressed Jane, the cranky Jane, and the Jane that does not feel like playing pretend because I have a huge paper due tomorrow- oh yeah-and fend for yourselves for dinner (everyone LOVES that Jane).
So, for my lenten practice, I have decided to spend 10 minutes of completely focused individual time with Nate, Molly, and Lilah. Thirty minutes a day reserved just for my three best friends. Yesterday I spent 10 minutes playing pretend with Lilah and I spent 10 minutes cuddling and talking with Molly.
Over the past couple of days, I have notice the hardest person to get face time with is my own husband. He is so busy with the band, tour, work, etc. and I am so busy with school, the kids, blogging, crossfit, and keeping up with the housework (that's a lie, my house looks like a turd sandwich right now) that we are like two ships in the night. It makes me a little sad to think that our lives are so hectic that it is a challenge to find 10 minutes together! I really like my husband! I WANT to spend time with him- preferably more than 10 minutes! I know many married people with children can relate to this. But despite the odds, everyone is getting their Jane time and I find that I am feeling more bonded to each member of my family.
Just a quick sidebar- I watched the most hysterical/touching movie last night on Logo- But I'm a Cheerleader!
If you haven't seen it, you have GOT to check it out.