It’s been a bit of a week. I’m. So. Tired.
It all started last weekend when we left home at 9:15am on Saturday and didn’t return until almost 8pm on Sunday.
It was a weekend of tennis lessons for the kids and shopping for groom & grooms entourage suits and a fun game night at the besties house that lasted until the wee hours of the morning and more games and a long ass drive home due to a huge sign falling over on the highway.
Then it was Monday.
The work week meant, early morning wake ups and more tennis and my birthday celebrations and track and field activities for the big boy which required a last minute trip to the doctors office and coffee spilled all over the car and tests to study for and – I don’t even know what else. Now that I’m writing, it honestly doesn’t seem that out of the ordinary or bad, so I really don’t know why I’m so exhausted.
By Thursday evening I wasn’t sure how I would make it to work on Friday- but I knew I had to. Can we say depleted?
Ace was happy to have a little alone time with me so we could read his newest comic book together.
Jay came home really excited to tell me that he’d be having pancakes and pizza the next day. Much more nonchalantly he was like, “Oh, yeah, I was named student of the month for being overall, very respectful“. What??? There is no way to be down, annoyed or overwhelmed when your kid gets rewarded for being respectful. Especially when it’s THIS kid. I cannot say it enough – We have come so far and he has accomplished so much. It’s truly mind blowing.
Ace too had gotten a note from his teacher saying that he’d done a good deed and helped out a classmate who was sick. *high five kiddo*
We took it easy on ourselves and threw some beef patties in the oven for dinner. Jay was a little concerned about how many would be left after we all ate because they are his fave and he doesn’t really relish sharing them with the rest of us.
We teased each other about our feet and teeth and fat bellies. (Don’t ask, just go with it).
It also turns out that some of us – ok I – have “thick thighs but dainty ankles“. That thigh/ankle one was supposed to be a compliment – I think.
We laughed and hugged and did the things we do every night – take out clothes for the next day and brush teeth and sign school paperwork and answer questions about topics discussed in health class and then this morning everyone woke up healthy after a good nights sleep.
This is the normal, regular, every day stuff. This is the GOOD STUFF!
It’s Friday now. Ace has more track and field activities this evening. There’s tennis again tomorrow. Shaunie and I are going to a show. We lose an hour. Laundry from 2 weeks ago needs to be folded and put away and we definitely need to go grocery shopping. Looking ahead to next week; work will continue to be busy since my department is down one worker, there are dentist/doctor appointments that either need to be attended or rescheduled and Jay & I have a “Shake Your Shamrock” party to attend at his school.
The truth is though, I’m ready and looking forward to it all. I recognize how fortunate I am to have this life I have. Being tired just comes with the territory.
(Don’t call me on Sunday afternoon however, I’m gonna try to sneak in a nap.)