Today is August’s first school holiday, and an opportunity for Noelle and I to ask ourselves, “So how do we manage all of our other commitments when there is no school?” Anyone have some advice for these parents of a kindergartner? Reply below…
August and I will spend the day together today, of course, but what will lose out is my commitment to spend the sabbath hours while he is in school working on my dissertation. We need a better plan for the future.
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August and I had a lot of fun together – perhaps the best part for me was walking through Barnes and Noble with him this evening and having him shout out for all the store to hear: “Dad, you’re the best. You’re the best dad ever!” Everyone looked. I felt great. 🙂
We took the car in for repair, had lunch at a sidewalk cafe, took a long walk across town, got soaked in the rain, so … took a bath, got warm and dressed again, walked to the city and read books for the rest of the day. Noelle had dinner ready when we got home.
Only bummer is that the rain also soaked my Blackberry. Please lift up dry thoughts in my direction.
August and I fell asleep watching the stars this evening, and praying. I’m up again now and I have three hours left to work on my dissertation. I’m going to use them. This is sabbath rest, rejuvination and recreation. Goodnight.