Corny Trade-Offs

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The Gratitude Gospel: Day 6

“What do you do all day?!”

It’s a question I was asked when I was a stay-at-home mom. It’s a question I’m still asked during my summer hiatus from teaching.

To be fair, I used to be just as curious.

Truthfully, I have grand designs for every day. But, you know, kids. We are lucky to check one activity off the list apart from meals and basic grooming.

Today, however, we accomplished two: library and water park. When the kids succumbed early to a nap, I began to feel overly ambitious. I prepared my bag for the gym and readied myself for a much anticipated run.

But two hours later, my children awoke ready to execute an entirely different plan: story time. And, just like that, the workout never happened. Instead, we shared microwave popcorn and read our new library books on the couch until dinner.

Parenting, I’m convinced, is a game of trade-offs. Today, I didn’t get to have the body and the babies. Tomorrow, my kids will likely find a new way to interrupt my plans.

But they’re supposed to. And I’ll likely live a healthier and happier life as a result.

I hope they will, too.

Which “interruption” are you grateful for today?

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