Friday, June 22, 2012
This week has been hectic, to say the least. But the hurry up and do nothing kind of hectic. I've been rushing around trying to pack in a full days work in a not so full days time. Working at night, before the kids get on the bus...just to make it all work.
Then I rush around trying to get a bag packed for the pool. We stay through dinner, so we get awfully hungry. Then, come home at 7 when the pool closes to eat a light dinner. I like it, except that the kids then think it's only six pm when it is really nine pm...which makes bedtimes linger.
But in this rush and wait scenario, I sit by the pool, or am in the pool with the boys and we talk. About their important things. So and so isn't my friend because of this; My teacher scolded me for something I didn't do; Look how long I can hold my breath underwater; Want to watch me do the best cannonball ever?
These words that seem so simple and repetitive are the most important words in their world at this age. I need to remember that this is the big stuff for them.
And I want to be there for the really big stuff.