I want to take a pause from my regular photographic, storytelling posts about my children and life in general, and I want to spend just a little time to talk about how impressed I am with myself. Yes, you heard me correctly. Let me be clear- today was no special day...in fact, it was pretty typical...and yet I am in awe of all of the things I got done today. And while yes, this story is based on me, the REAL reason I want to talk about this is because I do believe that this is the story of all women in today's world. Or at least many women. Women are incredible. Seriously.
And let me tell you upfront that this isn't a dig on Bennett, as actually he is one of the better ones...but really, this is a dig on men altogether. Yes, like all of them.
Today by 10:00 am I had made the kids breakfast (sure it was cereal- but this story doesn't need overselling) gone to an hour-long workout class, and picked up groceries from the store. Between 10:30 and 11:30, I unpacked the groceries, Holden and I made caprese quinoa (off pinterest- nonetheless) I swapped the laundry from washer to dryer, put a new load in, washed a couple dishes in the sink, and had little Davis vacuuming the basement.
I had a massage from 11:30-12:30 (gift card from a friend) came home, made lunch, showered, swapped the laundry again, put new sheets on Holden's bed, and hung out with the kids until 2:00 when we left to beat the rain and go to see "Despicable Me 3".
We watched a two hour movie, stopped on the way home to pick some things up at CVS that I forgot at the grocery store, came home, I prepped a home-cooked dinner (okay I never do this- but I'm choosing the day I tell the story- and it's today) painted with Holden and Davis and then set the table.
We ate. We talked. We told the kids to QUIT touching each other for goodness sakes 100 times, and then I cleared the table while Bennett started baths.
While he finished baths, I made Davis' bed with new sheets, took out the trash, and then read a book to Holden while Bennett worked on writing with Davis. Then I sat down to begin working while they finished writing together...
And now I've been working for two hours, and writing a blog, and well...today was just a normal day. What would this world be without women?