We should all have a little more fun.

I’m writing my first post of 2016 on my phone. This is a thing I generally dislike because it seems so – I don’t know – flip? Like whatever post results isn’t an official piece of writing since I have a whole library of emojis at my disposal to use in lieu of words? πŸŽ‰πŸŽ¨πŸ£πŸ•ΈπŸœ

Maybe it’s that writing a post from my phone is against my routine. I like the ritual of a keyboard, of sitting down at a standard time to write and think. 

Routine. That’s a luxury I don’t have right now in the chapter of my life. Cee will be four in a couple months and isn’t big on the whole napping concept, which is a shame since rest is so becoming on her. It’s hard to map out a day when I don’t know if she’ll sleep or not. She’ll eventually zone out at night, but honestly if I have any juice left in me, I’ll Netflix and chill with B. Oh, and that’s not a code for anything sexy in our house. It’s actual watching Netflix and not talking to a child the entire time.

A lack of routine is OK. It’s not anything to feel guilty about, or at least that’s what I am telling myself. 

This year as our family goes through a lot of transitions and fluxes in routine, I just want to focus on fun and living in the moment. I want to enjoy and cultivate Cee’s sense of humor and go along with the theater of absurd that is raising a child who’s on the cusp of girlhood. She does a mean Marcel the Shell impression.

This morning, I read a story about a stuffed bunny that was given the royal treatment when its owner (a toddler girl) left it at a hotel in the UK. Naturally, Cee’s bunny wanted a similar experience, which we were happy to grant. 

We hadn’t planned to give beloved Purple Bunny a lux spa day, but it turned out to be the perfect way to start the day. 

Fun is underrated and I need to have more of it. If that means more blogging from my phone, slicing up more cucumbers for stuffed animals, and just letting naps go by the wayside in 2016, so be it. 



  1. I want what that bunny is having. And Marcel? I introduced her (him?) to my son and he was un impressed. But I be introducing that again and again and again until he too can do an impression :)

    1. It is so worth it, especially when they come up with their own Marcel monologue.

  2. The purple bunny knows…..fun may be overrated! Love you. Mom

    1. ❀️❀️❀️

  3. Oh my goodness, I want to be Purple Bunny! Going to think of something fun like that to do with my kids tomorrow.

    1. Purple Bunny is one lucky ducky.

  4. I promise it does get better. Write however you can. The most important thing is not where you write, but that you are intentional about it. It gets better.

    1. And just like that, I have a New Years resolution: be more intentional! Thank you, my inspirational friend!

  5. And that pink blankie MAKES the sofa treatment!

    1. Does it look familiar? πŸ˜‰

      1. yes; I never knew that little blankie would live such a fancy life!

        1. It is very, very loved!

  6. I love this. Thanks for the reminder. Fun is FUN!

    1. We all need more of it! It’s good for the soul πŸ˜‡

  7. I get very attached to my routine, which is often NOT my boy’s routine.
    Thanks for the reminder to let go and suck the fun out of what is right in front of me.

    1. Kids are the real routine-killers. The audacity they have for going to school and giving up naps!

  8. Carol Redden · · Reply

    I. LOVE. IT. You are the best mommy, Emily. Thank you for sharing a tiny portion of your life. It is beautiful.

    Thanks, Carol

    1. Thank YOU, Carol! You are an endless well of encouragement to me and I hope I can be half the mom you are <3

  9. LOVE! IT! (Too :) ) Here’s to a fun 2016!

    1. Long live fun!

  10. I want to be that bunny! Seriously. Write however you can; we all love what comes of it. Happy New Year! xoxo

  11. That is a glorious Mommy fatigue! You may actually crave it when they are old enough to drive and you have too much time. Really, I do crave it.

  12. Ohh…fun. I need a huge dosage of fun. How I envy that bunny.

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