5 days ago
A few things on this fine summer day:
1) We went on a 6-mile bike ride from hell today, in the hottest hour of the hottest day, and my kids lived to tell the story of a mother hell-bent on adventure who sometimes makes regrettable decisions. Things they said: “I want Daddy,” “I’m having a heatstroke,” “I’m going to puke.” Things I said: “Just keep pedaling,” “I’m sorry the water I packed is hot,” “Wouldn’t you rather throw up in an air-conditioned building than here by the side of the road?” “You’re going to love this story someday.” Good times.
2) @growingconnected is back on the blog today tackling the tough parenting situation of how to help a child through self harm behaviors. ❤️ For parents of older kids, there are so many situations that can feel lonely because they are harder to talk about openly. As always, their advice is wise and compassionate. Link in profile for more.
3) I stayed up until midnight last night to hang with Brett and watch a show, and it was HARD for this little grandma to keep her eyes open; but I’m trying to be fun summer good times girl. Our bedtime and wake up clocks have to find a middle place.
4) A friend texted me a photo of a Kurt Vonnegut quote today. I felt it, and it made me smile; so I’m passing the smile on to you now: “The arts are a very human way of making life more bearable. Practicing an art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow, for heaven's sake. Sing in the shower. Dance to the radio. Tell stories. Write a poem to a friend, even a lousy poem. Do it as well as you possibly can. You will get an enormous reward. You will have created something." Make something—anything—tonight, and feel that surge of happiness.