However, I'm not so sure I've had it right all along. I may just be thriving with all of this opportunity to deal with huge amounts and varieties of people all day long. One day at home with my four kids proves that being home bound alone with them can be just as challenging and draining (if not more) than working my full-time job and internship together every day. At least I am teaching, encouraging and de-escalating different people...people who might actually listen to what I have to say.
Here's how the text went:
Eden: This form is due today. I'm foraging your signature.
Me: Actually, it's "forging." Foraging is hunting for something. Like, "I'm foraging for wild edibles."
Sure dear...forge away, but please don't make such severe vocabulary errors. That is unacceptable. 😉😂
And Evan...well...he is still that precious, deep Evan we all know and love. He is currently into the 1984 Ghostbusters. Wanna know his favorite? I bet you can guess. Yep...he just worked hard cleaning yesterday to earn the Marshmallow Man, Stay Puft. (We are actually currently hiding from Stay Puft, who has invaded our house, right now...as...I...type!) And he has been watching the movie relentlessly. Total blast from the past!
I had worked all day, and it was about 7 pm by the time I got home. And I was glad to be coming home to a house where Matt had been all day, because that is typically just sooooo much easier and better. But when I walked in, he had this hugely suspicious smile on his face. And he had texted me earlier when was I going to get home, and I was late...so I expected him to be irritated, and I could not even BEGIN to imagine what he was smiling about. And I assumed I was missing something, because I am soooo unobservant sometimes, and he had probably accomplished something I wasn't noticing, and I didn't want to disappoint him...so add anxiety to heart ache...when he burst out with the most joy I've ever seen on his face, "I just booked two tickets to ICELAND!"
I'm not sure exactly what has wooed adventure out of this very consistent and stable man, except that he is REALLY jealous for my time. He has been so spoiled in the past with an ever-present little homie, and now I'm nearly never homie. (He calls it Evil Synergy. 😂 Synergy, of course, is NOT evil. It is very, very not evil. It is one of the most giving, serving and synergistic organizations I've ever experienced. Alas, it takes up 20 extra hours of my week. So, to my husband, it is evil.)
So inspired by my frequent absence from the home, my upcoming Master's GRADUATION!!, and our upcoming 20th anniversary, my husband decided to surprise me with a trip, together to Iceland. As it turns out, surprises CAN be a good thing. (Of course, he couldn't keep it very long.) Adventure? Me? You bet! Can't wait to blog about that!