a brief update.

#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.)

#5:  “Mum..Mummum..Mummumumum…”

(I swear he calls for me now.)

Ever-Patient:  “I am so mentally exhausted.”

Me:  “Ditto.”

****

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.

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