The first Monday after Daylight Savings Time ends can be rough, but we all survived the day from beginning to end with nary a freak out. I am very happy about the way the Things have gotten better at adjusting to the whole “Spring forward. Fall back.” each year.
I remember how challenging it was when they were teeny. It felt like they would never “get” it.
Just like all the other molehills that a parent can easily turn into mountains, it just seems to eventually work out.
More often than not, these days especially, the grown ups remain calm and the Things follow suit.
Thank goodness for that!
10 minutes! *deep breath*
Monday was mellow, but very productive.
The combination of a very lazy weekend and the snow storm happening in a neighbouring province was a terrific motivator.
I had my coffee in the very happy-making chalkboard mug you see up there and was all set to get stuff done.
I managed to find snow pants for Thing 2. So challenging to find!
I bought a pair in the right colour, but too small a size. Another that was the right size, but wrong colour. I was seeing flurries. It was really not the time to get all persnickety about perfection. (A downfall of mine, but I digress …) The girl needed snow pants and she needed them yesterday!
We tried them on after school and decided that we could try one more store after supper just on the off chance they had one purple pair left. If they did? Great. If not? The fitting ones would win, regardless of their colour.
Long story short?
After getting stuck in a really horrendous traffic jam while picking up Daddy-O and arriving back home way later than usual, I whipped up a yummy supper which we happily devoured and cleaned up after and then it was very late. Very nearly too late to take a Thing out to a department store to find snow pants.
What should we do? Are you getting sleepy? Are you sure? Okay then, let’s go!
So, we were off to will a pair of purple snow pants into existence.
And we did.
We got the last pair of purple snow pants in Thing 2’s size and she was positively giddy with joy.
Never mind that I currently have three pairs of snow pants in my bedroom right this minute. We got the pants!
Let me start by saying that I know it is no longer Thursday.
My brain was messier than imagined and so Thursday turned into Friday (as it does) and July turned into August, too. Where on Earth is summer going and why must it go so quickly? Can’t it just learn to linger longer? I really wish it would just learn to chill out and laze around, so that we all could follow suit.
Oh well, since that’s not happening anytime soon, I better just keep on moving forward, right? I mean it beats the heck out of the alternative.
Onward, we go!
This summer has been a bit of a roller coaster. We have had a lot of ups and downs and so far, thankfully, the ups are out numbering the downs (Although, to be fair, the downs have been doozies!). Is there an actual roller coaster in the world that ends on an up? I’d like that! Most of them end on downs, don’t they? Is life like that? I am not sure, but I suspect it’s very likely. It seems inevitable to have a down just when you do not want one.
I like this roller coaster as life metaphor, so before I go and ruin it for myself forever with all this waxing philosophical about ending with a down, I’m moving on.
Suffice it to say, life is like a roller coaster. Enjoy the ride or freak out and be paralyzed with fear. It matters not. The ride isn’t over until your time is up, but I can guarantee that you will be a lot happier – and maybe even have some fun – if you at least open yourself up to the concept of sitting back and taking those ups and downs as they come and learning to enjoy the ride. Life is short. So, too, are the ups and downs. We just don’t always see that clearly as we are being flung around the curves in the track.
I have a lot more to say. I have some terrific adventures to share and some wonderful photos from those adventures, but I think for right now, I’ll just leave this here.
I have a big surprise for Thing 1 & Thing 2 this morning. It’s time to go get ourselves a wonderful up!