As I write this, Ian and I are sitting in the living room together. He is in the recliner with his laptop in his lap watching the game while I am lying on the couch, iPhone in hand. There are two large piles of laundry on the floor ready to be folded, but I’ve decided I’m done for the night. Our children are sleeping in their rooms, my house is warm and quiet, and all is well with my soul.
How things have changed in the last eight years. We used to look forward to get-togethers with friends for the Super Bowl. Where are we going this year? Who’s having a party? Should we have people over here? Not today.
Today started with Luke crying at 4 am wanting to come to our bed with us. He has had a fever for five days now. He is a cranky mess when fever reducing medicines wear off. I’ve decided to do whatever he wants while he is sick. Anything to make him feel better.
The day turned into the usual laundry, meal planning, and tidying up for the week ahead. I baked some banana bread that made our house smell heavenly. I even threw in a two hour nap while my wonderful husband hung out with the kids.
Back to the Super Bowl, though. We are no longer young and hip. If rather watch Downton Abbey than the game. (Am I lame?) Ian ordered some buffalo wings for us and BBQ ones for the kids. Maybe if we eat Super Bowl food it will feel like we are joining in on the fun?? Maybe not.
The five of us sat at our kitchen table eating chicken wings while The Polar Express played on the big tv, per Luke’s request. Two year olds apparently don’t care what time of year it is and request Christmas movies any time. (Ian had the game playing on his iPhone, a much, much smaller screen.)
This might not seem like anyone’s idea of fun, and yet, I love it. I wouldn’t trade it for anything. I’m right where I want to be. Tonight as I lie in my bed I will count my blessings. I will thank God for the wonderful day that he gifted me. Boring as it might sound, I’m sure I will miss days like this in twenty years. I’ll enjoy them while they’re here.
Happy Super Bowl Sunday, friends!!