Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Bit Stressed ... Let It Go

Oldest Son is #19
May 2012 - Plan and set up reservations for Family Vacation Yurt Camping/Boating at Lake DeGray, AR that includes 4 other families Sep 7-9

July 2012 -  Request vacation and book flights for Commuter Husband to be in Dallas for Oldest Son's 1st football game (ever) on Thursday, Sep 6, and then head to Family Vacation (mentioned above) on Sep 7

Sep 5, 2012 1:16 pm - So Excited that Commuter Husband will be home on a Wednesday and then a couple week days - what a luxury!

Sep 5, 2012 1:17 pm - Email from Oldest Son's football coach that the Middle School Football Games have been postponed to Sep 8, Saturday morning, due to heat

Sep 5, 2012 1:18 pm -  %%$!@*&^%$!!!!! ..... !!!!!$*&%$!!

Sep 5, 2012 Next 5 Hours - What to do? Family Vacation or Football Game? Commuter Husband Cancel Today's Flight and Drive Tomorrow? Take Vacation Days or Not or Save for Another Time? Phone calls, texts, more phone calls, more texts, emails, phone conference, emails, more texts. 

Sep 5, 2012 6:41 pm - DECISION. Oldest Son will miss 1st Football Game and we will take Family Vacation Camping/Boating Trip as planned. Commuter Husband will go ahead and fly home today, Sep 5, and take vacation days as planned even though no game Thursday. 

Much of Decision driven by Oldest Son's perspective on family commitments  - he actually gave his decision to the coaches at practice prior to our discussing with him. (He really is such a great kid.) But we all felt (feel) pretty yucky about missing that first 7th grade football game and now Commuter Husband will not be able to watch Oldest Son play for three more weeks due to work in Houston ... ugh. Oldest Son was one of a few Middle Schoolers who did not miss a single football acclimation training or practice from August 6th to today - every single day of hot, hot August. 

In grand scheme of things, all is good. A bit of drama, some disappointments, making tough choices, balancing committments and stress are all parts of life. 
Life Lessons appropriate for Middle School. 

And,  this commuter lifestyle will require me to Let It Go more often, for sure. 
Life Lessons appropriate for Middle Age.

Sep 6, 2012 6:58 am - Commuter Husband, Oldest Son and Youngest Son all in front yard playing football before school ... yes all good in the grand scheme of things ...

Commuter Husband throws pass to Oldest Son with Youngest Son trying to block!

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