How I'm dealing with life this week, exhibit A. If you know me at all, you know where the needle is pointing on the meter from "rocking it" to "rolly-pollying it" just by the admission that I bought and sent my four kiddos to school with a Lunchable in their pack (I'll learn to never say never.) Listen, if you're a mama who relies on these convenient calories to get your child off to school on the regular, this is NOT a judgement. We all have our styles and that's a beautiful thing. But this nutrition-label analyst mom is basically sending up a distress flare when she includes a kool-aid packet in her Kindergartener's lunchbox. Right now, I'm clinging to Jesus, the countdown to summer break, and the visit from my mama that's scheduled for next month. Oh AND the thank yous my kids serenaded me with all the way to school. I swear, we've taken them to nice dinners that they barely eked out a 'thanks' for, but you stick some processed nacho cheese sauce in their lunch and you sit right next to DanTDM (it's a Minecraft thing) on their favorite people list.
Life has its ups and downs and yesterday was a one-hit-after-another kind of day. One of which included having to turn off the water to the house. It made for an interesting morning, but in light of other hits that got dealt, it's really not much more than a small annoyance. I'm sure by day's end, the kids' lunch containers will get washed and tomorrow they'll trudge out with carrot sticks and apple slices once again. But today, a small compromise was made for the sake of sanity and silliness. The kids are insanely happy with their very first pre-packaged lunch and I'm happy being the adored "rule-breaker" parent for a change.
No matter what you're going through today, hang on. You may be making concessions you never thought you would. You may be fighting hard for that last shred of who you are at your core to stay intact for one more day. You may feel low on resolve and high on throw-in-the-towel. Don't. And I won't. We can have hope that the hits from our yesterdays will turn into the hallowed of our tomorrows. #inittogether