#1 had her provincial volleyball tournament two weekends ago and our family is still recovering it. I’ll recap another time.
Some soundbytes from around our house:
#1: “1500m is long. I only ran it in 7 and 1/2 minutes.”
(This was said after she came home from track and field tryouts. I wanted to shake this kid and say, ‘Are you kidding me? You just ran almost a mile in less than 8 minutes…some adults would kill for that time.’ She has no clue.)
#2: “I miss eggs.”
(Eggs aggravate her eczema. But she LOVES them.)
#3: “I don’t want to go to school today.”
(She came down with a nasty cold yesterday and has lived on our couch – one hand holding a plastic bag for throwing up and one hand maneuvering a mouse on my laptop.)
#4: “FREE BALL!”
(Did I mention we are still recovering from the big volleyball tournament? #4 throws a ball at me whenever she can yelling this – she loves to surprise me as I come around the corner carrying a basket full of laundry.)
(I swear he calls for me now.)
Ever-Patient: “I am so mentally exhausted.”
Today I will focus on placing one foot in front of the other, walking with careful deliberation and acute consciousness. I will listen and engage. I will give thoughtful answers as opposed to automatic responses. I will regain awareness of the life around me.
Wish me luck.