Tuesday, January 11, 2011
The Silver Lining
No matter how hard you try, things just don't turn out like you plan. I had a plan for last night when I got home from work. I was going to eat dinner, do a little laundry, and work on a couple writing projects while my son played with his friend who was spending the night.
My first problem was that managing two little boys eating, showering, getting ready for bed, etc..., is substantially harder than managing one. There is school today, so it's not like this was a Friday night free-for-all slumber party. My second problem came with the words, "Uh, Mom....I need your help in here." Not good.
Son and said friend had embedded silly putty into son's hair (actually scalp), so I spent my evening shaving son's head. Not my idea of a fun.
But, not to be discouraged, though my son is nearly bald, I console myself with this thought: When we go to Disneyland later this week, it's highly likely that he will be confused for a sick child and we'll be ushered to the front of the lines. Every cloud has a silver lining....