How about some post-Valentine’s Day real-life confessions from my week? I know it’s not even Friday, but, hey, let’s embrace what actually happens and make the most of it.
1. Ben proclaimed I could stop matching his socks because “they’re just socks and why do they have to match?” Well. Okay. It goes against everything in my Type A self, but I guess it’s good to let go of something.
2. I let my two big kids jump in our new pool in February. I don’t know how cold the water was, but I know it was cold. But, hey, it was 66* outside, which is balmy for a polar plunge.
Honestly, I loved watching them do something crazy and being the mom who said yes. (It certainly doesn’t always happen this way.)
3. I dropped off Cate at a horse riding lesson Saturday and went to brunch with my best friend. I normally stay and watch my girl ride, but I needed that hour date with Jaclyn.
4. My two big kids celebrated Valentine’s Day at school with their friends with store-bought cards, conversation hearts that I bought three times because I kept eating them, and simple “mailboxes.” Most of Ben’s friends went all out creating amazing boxes, and we wrapped a box with red, blue, and green wrapping paper leftover from Christmas and cute a whole. Cate decorated a lunch sack in class.
And everybody had a fabulous day and I once again didn’t regret not having a Pinterest account.
5. I was feeling old, not in pitiful way but in an unbelief way. Greg and I met 19 years ago when I was 18 … so I’ve know him longer than I haven’t at this point. (We met Feb. 7, and then we went on our first date a week later on Valentine’s Day, so, you know, that’s why I was thinking about it!)
But then Tuesday I went to have my aching ear checked out and learned I have an ear infection and swimmer’s ear. Yes, y’all, at the same time. And that makes me feel like a kid again.
Nothing like some perspective and amoxicillin.
6. I have each kid a $1 box of chocolate (well, gummies for Rachel …) for Valentine’s Day and I let the two big kids eat a piece of chocolate before their breakfast before school. That’s love.
7. Greg and I went on a Valentine’s Day dinner date a day late. I took a list of three things I wanted to make sure we talked about and he took a list of some things we needed to pick out at Lowe’s for our lake house renovation. Missions accomplished.
Your turn! What kind of real-life confession do you have this week, friends?