30 Days of Thankfulness: Day 2

I’ve had a few things, simple things, hanging over my head for a while now – and today, I checked them off my list. I think one thing that has been so tricky about this time has been losing the little rhythms of life that keep things moving. Today felt a little closer to that old rhythm – the very best way.

Tonight, we all did bit of divide and conquer which means, we had dishes and Disney songs upstairs and the construction of the new speed bag and heavy bag set downstairs. There was homework help and heart-to-heart talks.

To top it all off, we ended the night with an hour-long game of hide-and-seek — with the whole house fair game, spooky music, and no lights on anywhere. Between the nervousness of hiding in the perfect spot, or moving to a better place without getting caught we all had some great fun and good times.

I have a million other things I {should} be have done tonight. Reading, writing, research, work, and I am likely going to do some now. But that hour of anticipation, of presence, of togetherness, is worth the even later night or earlier morning and the inevitable deposit losses from my face plant into the open closet door!

Here’s to more nights of games —

Hide and Seek,

Capture the Flag,

Flashlight Tag,

and Chicken in the Water (a.k.a. Soup)!