The struggle was real this morning. With our life being totally upside down, I have been staying up way too late(thanks Jimmy Fallon-now I’m hooked) and having a very hard time getting motivated to get out of bed in the morning. But what’s the rush anyway. Right now, it seems like we have all the time in the world(a Spy Kids movie). I’m reminded of the saying that resonates so deeply with parents-especially when they have babies-the days are long but the years are short. Right now, in our homes with our people, I’m sure I’m not the only one thinking, wow-these days are looong!!!!
Evan woke up at 6am with a cough that he’s had for a few days. Zarbees seems to be doing the trick during the day and he’s 10 so he went out on the couch and watched some sports highlights etc. I didn’t rush him to start his school work, but when the rest of us were starting, I figured, why not, he’s sitting on the couch anyway, may as well do his work. He’s pretty good about getting his stuff done and he’s working independently. At one point when he got to some literacy homework he asked if he could ask google the definition of a word. I was like, nope, get a dictionary! There was much dismay to my reply, the biggest excuse being, “but it will take too long!!!” Know what I said? “You have all the time in the world!!” Discussion over, couldn’t argue with that.
A bit later on when I was on break and writing some letters, I asked Evan what todays date was. He asked me what yesterdays date was. I told him, “if I knew what yesterdays date was, I wouldn’t be asking you what todays date is.” And then a bit later, he was convinced that it was Thursday, and it took quite a bit of time to reassure him that yesterday was Thursday, so today is… FRIDAY!!!! I guess I’m not the only one with a fried brain! Jeepers Creepers!
I did not totally succeed in my quest to have more fun and lighten up today, I have to admit I was irritable and a bit impatient this morning. But I carried on and made it through. The best new thing in my house is the cd player in the kitchen that I hijacked from Christopher’s room. I spend a lot of time in the kitchen, especially now that it is 4 feet bigger than it was 9 months ago. Since I brought my cd collection upstairs yesterday, I decided that we should make our way through as much of my collection as possible. Today we listened to Hootie and the Blowfish, Matchbox 20, Leanne Rimes, and a mix cd of boy bands. As I flipped through the pages of the book, I thought, I have interesting taste in music, there’s a little bit of everything in there, and I’m pretty pumped to listen to it. But riddle me this, how is it that I can’t remember the date or why I walked into the kitchen but I can remember all the lyrics to 98 degrees songs and Son By Four’s-The Purest of Pain-en espanol?
Back to having all the time in the world… Evan and I started a game of monopoly today, on the kitchen table. At 5:30 I got my kids in the car for a beach walk/bike/scooter ride- before dinner. Getting outside makes my people fight-and that makes me ask if anyone would like 3 children. I kept hand sanitizer in my pocket and lost my mind slightly every time my kids touched a railing-washy washy-no sickie sickie. I also lost my mind a little when as I walked back from watching Logan climb the rocks, I spied Evil Knievel aka Christopher riding Evans bike down the wall of the ramp-without a helmet on-OHMYGOSH!!!!! No hospital visits please! FOR THE LOVE!!!
At 8pm tonight I decided to make lava cakes for dessert because honestly I couldn’t think of a reason not to! It feels like we have all the time in the world as we sit at home safe and healthy, and at the same time, why put off for tomorrow what we can do today(I think Sensei Wu said that). But I don’t want to forget to be thankful that we are home and we are safe and healthy while so many people are not. None of us know what tomorrow will bring. But I do know that God is in control and that we can let our faith be bigger than our fear. Goodnight and be well!