So far, this has not been a pretty Tuesday. It’s not yet 9am, and the TuckerMom household has already had a week’s worth of drama.
Hearing children’s voices question, “Why is there no water?” before showering and making coffee is bad enough. Having that followed by, “Look outside! There’s a geyser!” does not make it better.
Mr. TuckerMom has more patience and less caffeine dependence than I do, so he just started collecting water bottles from various soccer bags and piles of running gear. “See?” he said, almost merrily, “Everyone gets a flush!”
Since crawling back into bed wasn’t an option, I needed coffee and music, pronto. A friend recently suggested Carrie Newcomer, so on she went.
One song in particular resonated with me, even with the hubbub encroaching upon my typically peaceful Tuesdays. (Where did those go, I wonder? We were on such a streak….) In Every Little Bit of It, Newcomer sings of “the curious promise of limited time.”
Ain’t that the truth.
In moments, this will all be in the past. Young children, getting everyone to the right school with the right lunch, the soccer gear all over the house.
So, again, I remind myself to savor these mundane, even chaotic, moments.