I’m a day late for Thankful Thursday. So sorry.
I’m having one of those weeks where every day is getting away from me. I’m swamped with work (thankful for that), swamped with activities (also, thankful), and swamped with celebrating a birthday this weekend that’s as epic as the Apollo 11 moon landing (my husband too, is turning 40, and, yes, I’m so very thankful for him).
One thing I’m especially thankful for is the great girls night I had on Wednesday. By ‘girls,’ I mean my daughter’s eight- to eleven-year-old friends, who’d congregated at my house in hopes of a sleepover. Boy, were they in for much, much more!
First, I offered to take them to the local pool…which turned out (after our 20 minutes of dressing, sunscreening, and towel fetching) to be CLOSED because of a mechanical problem. We turned around to go home, but on our way there the girls suggested a state park pool (travel time: another 20 minutes), which turned out, upon our arrival, to be closing in 15 minutes. We turned around again, and, desperate to drag victory from the jaws of defeat, I suggested dinner at the Sonic drive-in (cheers!!!), Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Movie Night (applause!!!), popcorn, s’mores, and, yes, even a sleepover (hysterical delight!!!).
The girls and I had a super-fun time, owing in part to the convenient absence of my son at another sleepover across town. Yes, the girls were up until 11 making scary jumping and crashing noises in my daughter’s bedroom, but I didn’t care. Emergency room potential or not, saving that night was an amazing mom moment for me.
And now, after saving, I’m savoring.