Today I am grateful for the crazy. An old friend came to visit today during the busiest hours of my day-the after school hustle and bustle with kids wanting snacks and homework to be done and everyone tired and hungry and figuring out dinner and just feeling done. I sat and visited with her and let dinner slide (we landed ourselves at Which Wich where she helped me corral everyone). Seeing her perspective and interactions with my kids was exactly what I needed. She was enthusiastic over their every accomplishment. She was charmed by Charlie's constant energy and long conversations. She validated Sam's attempts to repeatedly do the states and capitals puzzle in faster and faster times. She was genuinely interested in Addie's latest comings and goings. She held Nellie and ooh-ed and aww-ed over how precious she is.
I will admit that I feel like I've been drowning lately with four kids. I am consistently behind right now in many facets of life. I feel like I'm treading water constantly but can never quite get enough energy to get back to a regular paced swim. It's probably contributed to a bit of quiet here- in part because I don't have time to blog, and in part because I don't feel like I have much inspiring to say.
Watching my single friend take in my daily scene, dirty floors and all (she came while I was mid-vacuum), and revel in my children made me realize how lucky I have it. Even though I feel like I'm in the crazy right now, I am grateful for the crazy. I wouldn't trade it.