Generally these weekly smiles are about my children. And they’ve still managed to make me smile from afar. But a week without children has not been a week without smiles. So, here’s the tally for this week.
Watching TV shows in real-time, instead of days later on the computer. Especially when we get to see commercials like one for LifeAlert where a woman says she’d give up “bread, beer, wine and soda” before she’d give up life alert. And one about sexual issues (not Viagara) that made me want to hide my face.
Take-out Chinese, watching TV and laughing as loudly as we want to without fear that the kids will wake up.
Dinner with a friend.
Coffee with friends.
Date night. (And trying to find a good place to take a picture. And realizing your husband’s eyes are closed for it.)
A successful first day at aforementioned new job.
Mostly this week has been a breather. A chance to step back from the crazy pace of life that seems to come with parenting two active kids. To focus on things that take a back seat to the kids’ needs. (Like date night, time together, writing, sleeping.)
We pick them up tomorrow. And I miss them, so it’s good to be reuniting as a family.
We dodged a hurricane. We rested. We refocused.
And now it’s time to return to reality.