Ready. Set. Go.
- You rush to get kid #1 and #3 out the door to camp/daycare with the hubby
- Then you realize you forgot your phone – again
- You take kid #2 to camp and he is in “normal” form – WHINNING about not wanting to go. . . so you have to sit and calm him down as you watch the clock
- Then you have to get to a doctor’s appointment in an hour and your GPS says it will take 1.5 hours (Atlanta traffic. . . grrrr)
- Oh. . . and kid #1 has a showcase at camp that you’ll miss because of your doctor’s appointment
- And finally, you have a business lunch meeting that needs to be somewhat quick in order to pick kid #1 back up from camp; hopefully no traffic
So what happens? You return home to get your phone, reschedule your doctor’s appointment, and go to kid #1’s showcase.
You walk in and see your dear friend whose role today is “play parent” per kid #1’s request since you couldn’t be there (insert parent guilt). Then you see your kid’s face. What started off to be a challenging day fades and doesn’t matter anymore.
When I saw those eyes and smile the hustle and bustle of the morning became worth it. As parents we do this ALL THE TIME; from one thing to the next in a matter of two seconds. But the look on our kid’s face when we have made it to a showcase, a soccer game, or an awards banquet on practically empty– our cups are suddenly full again.
With summer coming to an end, we will wake earlier again, get them out the door and on to school, sports practice, tutoring, homework and all the other things that come with parenting – expectantly and unexpectedly.
However, when we see the twinkle in their eye because we are there, our cups runneth over #blessed.
Because the sun always comes out after the rain . . .