|There's a lot of tech-saavy on that couch.|
And it's been glorious. Will knows that if he asks about playing the Wii or my iPad I add another day to the "ban", so he hasn't asked. Hallie hasn't asked either. Instead, they've played outside - for nearly two hours straight on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday afternoons - and read a ridiculous number of books. They weren't allowed an overwhelming amount of video/handheld game time to begin with, but I'm enjoying this week so much that I think a permanent decrease may be in our near future. Now, how to break it to Will...
2. On Monday afternoon, Hallie's teacher handed me a flyer and mentioned that the preschool had scheduled a "bonus" pajama day for yesterday. "Great! Hallie loves to wear her pajamas to school!", I exclaimed. ("Great! Mama doesn't have to get Hallie dressed for school!", I thought to myself.) It wasn't until I read the flyer that I realized this pajama day was a fundraiser - coordinated without my knowledge - for Sara and Jeff. I'm lucky to have such wonderfully generous people in my life, and in the lives of my children.
3. It may sound silly, but this week I'm sending out a high five for crappy contacts and new(ish) glasses. If I hadn't started to hate my contacts, I would never have pulled the trigger on eye surgery. And if I hadn't bought new glasses last year, I would never have been eligible for eye surgery because my eyes have to stay "naked" for basically the week prior to the surgery. Six days and counting!
|I've been wearing glasses (and apparently a very |
large retainer) for a l…o…n…g time. I'm ready to be done.
5. My eyes filled with tears again (and yes, I was still in my McOffice) when I watched and listened to The Piano Guys' performance of Angels We Have Heard on High. I adore both The Piano Guys and Christmas music, and this combination of the two was almost more than I could handle.
I realized while watching this clip that one of the reasons I love this group of men is that they're living one of Tom's dreams. The opportunity to collaborate creatively, approach traditional systems with new perspectives, and stretch the boundaries of what society has long considered "good enough"…all while making music. Maybe someday my engineer will find his way back to piano.
Linking up with High Five for Friday!