What a ride. I haven’t had a lot of down time lately. As an example, I had a 12 hour day shift on Sunday (which works out to 14 hours out of the house with commute and report), 8 hour practicum day shift and 12 (14) hour night shift on Monday, evening practicum Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Friday I worked all morning and part of the afternoon on the yard, then various store trips in preparation for Aine’s… Wait for it… 10th birthday party. 10. TEN! Where has the time gone?
Aine, when you were born, you were a calm baby, but you had a lot of attitude to you. As the years go on, that attitude ebbs and flows and you have made great strides in learning how to use it to your advantage. You are so very lucky as you will never be a doormat. You are proud of yourself in all the right ways and know what you want. You’ve learned so well how to control your temper at home. I’ll say it now and I’ll say it forever, a temper isn’t a bad thing. It shows that you are passionate and that you care. That said, you have turned into one of the most kind, caring, and sweetest little lady I know. When a local family lost everything in a house fire, you willingly offered your cherished Minecraft cards and a few other items to the little boy who was affected. When there is one last ice cream treat, you offer it to your little brother or find a way to share it. When I’m stressed out, you find a way to make me feel better without me saying anything.
I’ll fondly remember how well you’ve matured since January, even. I was stressed out one day and you said “I see you’re stressed out, mom.” And gave me a comforting hug, then proceeded to make your own school lunch to help out. You keep your room clean without me asking. You cut up all the fruits and vegetables for your birthday party before I woke up. Wow. You’re just amazing. I hope you truly realize what a kind kid you are. You’re incredibly smart and insightful to. You amaze me <3
Happy 10th birthday (in a few days)!
Back to mom. I have two weeks of praticum left, then I am off for the summer with lots of items on my bucket list to check off with the kids. I’m very thankful that I have such a great partner by my side who knows how to talk me down off a ledge when I’m stressed out and finds a way to make me laugh when I really don’t feel like it. We went to Quadra Island a few weeks ago for a getaway and for our 3rd year anniversary. Much needed and very much deserved.
Life is stressful, but it is good. It’s great 😀