Let me start out by saying I love Netflix instant streaming. This week while I have been taking it easy on my back, Netflix has been a sanity saver. Lots and lots of Bones, Psych, and the Office.
This week has been the "home-stretch" for summer. Zach has been crazy busy for work closing up the semester but tomorrow is his last scheduled event. Today the Wesley is having its first annual golf tournament. This event has been very stressful for Zach and I for one am glad to see it behind us.
Thursday night we had an open house at Zoe's new school for next year. She is so excited to be starting Kindergarten, very ready to find out who her new teacher is going to be. The idea of her starting big girl school next year makes me a little weepy so I try not to think of it too much.
Next week my little girl turns five. FIVE!! How is that possible? I asked her what she wanted more than anything for her birthday and she said, "Olive Garden." We plan to go there Thursday night as we are going to Plainview on Friday for her birthday and Mother's day. We haven't been back to Plainview since Christmas.
Last night, after a busy day full of a doctors appointment, errands, shopping, rummage-saling at church, and picking Noah up from school, Zach really wanted a nice, quiet evening to rest. He was exhausted from helping Travis move and watching the Avengers at midnight the day before. We cooked out on the grill and then treated the kids to watching a movie in the guest room before bed (we don't allow them to watch tv in there often). After months of waiting for a good time we decided to finally try and watch Money Ball. It probably took us three hours to watch the movie because of the constant interruptions from our children. After the tenth time of having to pause the movie because of the kids I could see the vein starting to pulse in Zach's forehead. He was not enjoying the trappings of parenthood in that moment. I scooped up Noah and laughing, took him to his room and put him in bed. Zach, shaking his head at me said, "I'm glad you think its so funny." My response was, "Sometimes all you can do is laugh."
I know that is a cliche thing to say but it's so true. Life gives us so many interruptions, plans get ruined, messes happen, and those moments of quiet and rest we think we desperately need never seem to turn out the way we want. We can choose to let those moments bring us down or we can laugh, shake it off, and keep on trucking.
Here's to some calm during the noise of life, but if that doesn't happen, here's to a sense of humor to keep us sane...