It is a gorgeous day out today!!! This weekend was the long weekend (Victoria Day) and we had wonderful weather to go along with it. Nothing exciting to say about the weekend except that we had friends over and Sanj gave in to his OCD and cleaned out the garage and cars (both which needed doing). There was lots of cooking, (the easy kind) and friends and chilling. This was the picture Sanj posted, quite pleased with his weekend. 🙄
Today was Track and Field and I have to work really hard at not passing on my stresses of this day on to my kids. I hated it. I think I would have suffered through most anything then Track and Field!!!
I love that my boys, the only two that are left in elementary have good attitudes and no fake injury occurred and we all survived!
*** Fake Injury Memory
Tyler must have been Josh’s age and hated Track. He usually got himself good and worked up to the point of actually making himself sick before we even got there. (I probably would do it differently now… but)… The 1600 meter race ( you know, the long one… a few times around the track) was the event that Tyler was most stressed about and it was here… he was at the starting line and the gun shouted its permission to begin. I am pretty sure my pulse was racing too, feeling the stress for my babe. I had done the good parent advice of, “Just do your best…” and now held me breath watching him fall behind, soon to be the last one in the pack, knowing his esteem was diminishing with each step he was taking.
Just as he was about to come around the bend of the track, just as the last kid behind him was about to pass, I saw my dear sweet Tyler, fall, grab his ankle and seemed to be quite hurt. My momma’s heart lurched, as I saw a cast and crutches in my future and my yet must admit I felt some sort of relief and sending thanks to God for this misfortune because I knew this saved his pride.
Tyler hobbled across the field, as the other runners finished the race. He was half way across the field, when someone shouted, “ICE CREAM!” Suddenly I saw my hurt child speed across the tarmac and head into line for the treat of the day. Huh? 😳😂😂😂!!!
Oh my dear boy! He had found a way to deal with this nightmare and save face. I heard Josh telling him last week that they were allowed to choose 2 events they didn’t have to participate in. And Tyler responding something about how unfair that was! He didn’t have that luxury and had to get hurt!
It is one of those that all is well that ends well! Phew!
My Zach didn’t realize how tired he is, I suppose. He had a busy weekend of hanging out. He told me that he was invited to the movies later tonight. This picture is good reason why I said no, and especially not on a school night.
I am hoping to accomplish more writing this week. Hoping is the operative word! As the weather stays lovely, and the end of the school year comes closer, my TO DO list seems to grow.
I hope your week is a great one!