Today was just one of those days that wasn’t too far from being a perfect day. I made French toast, bacon, and homemade applesauce for the kids for brunch and then we went out for a two-mile bike ride. I spent some time watching Criminal Minds on Netflix with Isaac and just sort of lounged around the house for a while then took a late shower and went to Waupaca and New London with Sarah. That’s the part that kept it from being a perfect day – her and I got into a big, hostile argument about her working, her planning trip to Washington DC, and me wanting to buy a house. It seems that her priorities and mine just don’t quite align and it didn’t end very nicely.
I even spent some time getting some work done on one of my client’s websites before going out to visit with some friends in Clintonville. Getting away from the house and my daughter calmed my temper down quite a bit. Single parenting a teenage girl is definitely not fun! As close as her and I have been, I never thought we’d butt heads about stuff at this level. I talked quite a bit with a friend about what her and I were fighting about and he offered some insight and ideas that I hadn’t thought about and gave me a different point of view to consider. I have to admit what he had to say really made sense and is definitely a starting point to help me get things back on track with Sarah.
It was kind of late whenI got back home but the kids were still up. I’d stopped at a store on the way home and bought a book for Benjamin; he really doesn’t like to read but always enjoys little gifts no matter what they are. Sarah was watching a movie and didn’t have much to say; I decided it wasn’t the right time to approach her to work through our differences. As for Darrell he was in the kitchen looking for pizza and decided since we didn’t have any on hand that he was going to make some homemade pizzas!
As I snuggled into bed and started to dift off to sleep, I realized that everything doesn’t have to be absolutely perfect without any hiccups in order to have a perfect day. Someone once told me that the bumps in life are what you climb on to get to higher ground and a better life. Right now, I’d have to say life is just right for all of us and for me that’s absolutely perfect.