It’s Friday morning and I am sitting at my desk, coffee in hand, half sad and a little happy.
You see, all through June and into this month we have had my step-kids here. It’s been a busy, noisy, full house. While I love having them here, and I know my husband enjoys having them around, at the end of this weekend they go back to their mothers.
I’m sad because I will miss them. My husband will miss them. My kids will miss them. But, a little happy too because it will be a little less chaotic, and a lot less loud. I will be able to get more writing done, which is good.
But for now, it’s Friday, and we have the weekend left with them. One last weekend to spend together as a family. We have time.
So what’s on the agenda?
Friday: Get some (hopefully) writing done today and then dinner out. Our usual ritual with them. Which tonight, it will be Dave & Busters. Which is a grown up Chuckie Cheese for those who don’t know. We all love it.
Saturday: All about the pool. We have a cook out planned with the rest of our family so that they can see my step-kids before they go back to their mothers. Sadly, no writing planned.
Sunday: Reading, Relaxing, and trying not to focus on how the the clock is counting down to their eventual departure.
At least our grocery bill will look better. Silver lining.