that I keep going over in my head.
She said, "Embrace the life you didn't expect."
I think it is a wise thing to say. I think it's brilliant even.
Because most of what life throws at you is unexpected.
I'm just not quite sure how to incorporate it into my life.
What does "embrace the life you didn't expect"
mean when I am greeted in the morning by 3 children chanting,
"I see London. I see France. I see Mommy's underpants."
Because I really didn't expect that.
And I assure you that my underpants were not in view as it was being chanted.
I embraced it by saying, "You need to respect me and not do songs about my
underpants or you will not have computer time."
Or when Will came home from school yesterday with his shoes duct taped on because they are in such a state of decomposition.
That isn't the life I expected either.
I kind of expect my kids to look like they have just jumped out of a Gap Kids ad.
Which is an interesting expectation on my part since I don't shop at Gap Kids.
I wish they had a bit more fashion savoir faire.
Will is throwing a "Salvation Army" high couture look right now.
How should I embrace that?
I believe I am embracing it by buying him some new shoes this afternoon.
But this morning Addie came in and climbed up my lap and kissed my face
and told me how glad he is that we are both at home this morning and could
we please go to the McDonald's play land together?
So as soon as we get our clothes on, we will be headed out the door for some fun
and possibly some chocolate milk.
Because we are embracing that,too.