Slice of Life Day 4
It is a gift when my husband texts me to say that he will pick up the kids on his way home! A feeling of calm instantly washes over me in that I don’t need to rush with the feeling of guilt that my kids have to stay longer than their friends. Instead, I can just go home to a quiet house. My dog usually gets pushed aside as I, the sherpa, come in balancing backpacks, snow bags, lunch boxes, and water bottles. It’s as if no one else is capable of bringing in these belongings! Instead, my dog gets her kisses and scratches and let out when I walk to the mailbox. She turns her head almost to say, “This isn’t what we usually do.” An added bonus is that the sun is shining and the air is crisp! These deep breaths can be savored and appreciated. Dinner is usually a hustle of emptying backpacks, lunchboxes, emptying and loading the dishwasher, while prepping dinner, but not before a snack is curated. Again, no one else is capable of finding and making food.
“I’m making dinner.”
“But, I’m hungry now!”
Instead, cocktail poured, music on, and my own snack before dinner prep! Because, I’m with them, I’m always hungry before dinner!
The gift of time, calm, enjoying the quiet before everyone busts through the door. I savor these moments and appreciate when I am gifted them.