My husband is on vacation this week. I am not. Ugh. I am working on being more consistent with my working hours and retraining myself on what it means to have flexible hours. Until recently I treated flexible hours as working unless I got a better offer. “Ooh, a new video game! I’ll spend my time playing until I get to level 2.” Yeah, that’s not running a business. I am learning to schedule my time more wisely so I can work and still have fun while my husband is off.
Of course, this is a stay-cation since we have a bazillion things to do that we have long put off. That cracked windshield isn’t going to replace itself. There’s the end-of-year school stuff like the school picnic/water day, and our little Keith is graduating from preschool this week.
These days Keith goes from angel to hellion and back again within a matter of minutes. “Would you like one of my chips?” I graciously take the chip, so proud of my little “man.” “AHHHHH!!! You’re trying to KILL ME!” I sarcastically respond “Yeah, the new method of killing one’s child is to serve enchiladas instead of hot dogs.” It’s sometimes hard to keep up. Like the time I threatened to call the police when he wouldn’t stay in bed. Where the heck did that come from? It did work, though.
Today Keith found a shiny penny. He asked if it was fake money. All the pennies he’s ever seen are “dirty.” “Are the dirty ones fake money?” I love the way kids think.
Keith loves to make up names. Today he was talking about his character on a video game he named, “Subpeona.” I asked him if he knew what that word meant. When he said he didn’t I tried to explain. Then he went on calling some flowers subpeonas. Oh, well, I guess it is a pretty sounding word. 😉
Tomorrow we gear up for more excitement (school picnic and last-minute party planning) and more yuck (housework, anyone?). And yes, I will also be working as well. It’s always interesting to make a plan and then see how it really works out. Here’s to our life! It’s a blessed one!