Thursday, June 24, 2010
Small Successes (Vol 4)
1. I survived Vacation Bible School again! Don't get me wrong, I love it. I have a great time with all these little guys and I get to dust off my teacher voice. But it is exhausting! This year VBS coincided with Safety Town, so the week was tremendously busy. In the end, it was a wonderful week. My kids had a great time and my students learned a lot about God.
2. Well, this isn't really a success, but I'll share it anyway. My birthday was a couple weeks ago and my husband surprised me by arranging a babysitter and inviting a couple of good friends to celebrate my birthday. This is a huge improvement from last year when he thought it was a great idea to take me and the kids to Chuck E. Cheese on a Saturday afternoon. This year he redeemed himself by taking me to dinner at an Irish Pub (post World Cup USA vs England which made for a lively atmosphere) and then to a comedy club. Maybe it is a success because I married such a good man who tries to please me.
3. It's been a very busy month! I just realized that I also spent a whole week without Kevin while he went fly fishing in the Adirondacks. Why is this a success? Well, I'll tell you. He left me home alone with 4 kids on the first week of summer vacation, before I had my summer legs, and not only did we make it, we had a fantastic time. We had trips to the zoo and the pool. The kids planned the whole weeks menu, so there was no fussing at dinnertime. They stayed up late, I got up early to exercise. In the past whenever Kevin has left for whatever reason, I always seemed like I wasn't going to make it and feel so lonely in the evenings I could barely stand it. This time, I really enjoyed myself while he was gone and was so happy to see him when he got back.