Project 365 {week 24}

This week was the height of our transition.

There was a lot of push and pull.

And crying.

I was looking through my Instagram feed and I realized it looks like this week was SO MUCH FUN.

But that was just what I took pictures of.

In between there was a lot of frustration.

And questions (from the boys AND me) about when they can go back to daycare.

June 8: Charlie "helps" with yard work.

June 8: Charlie “helps” with yard work.

June 9: He calls this his "animal house". I think he needs a sweat shirt that says "college".

June 9: He calls this his “animal house”. I think he needs a sweat shirt that says “college”.

June 10: Reading over some note my aunt took so I can write my grandfather's military years in narrative form.

June 10: Reading over some note my aunt took so I can write my grandfather’s military years in narrative form.

June 11; Private tour of the new Verizon Smart Store in Grand Rapids, Mi.

June 11; Private tour of the new Verizon Smart Store in Grand Rapids, Mi.

June 12: All three boys quiet in one spot. I think this is the first time all week.

June 12: All three boys quiet in one spot. I think this is the first time all week.

June 13: Although the weather was chilly (mid 50's), we braved the park for an hour.

June 13: Although the weather was chilly (mid 50’s), we braved the park for an hour.

June 14: one of our favorite things to do all month: cards with great friends because it means family fun for all of us!

June 14: one of our favorite things to do all month: cards with great friends because it means family fun for all of us!

The truth of the photos is that we found fun.

The untruth of the pictures is that there was a lot of tension and stress and time outs around the fun.

That is parenthood, though, right?

We’ll get there.

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About Katie

Just a small town girl...wait no. That is a Journey song. Katie Sluiter is a small town girl, but she is far from living in a lonely world. She is a middle school English teacher, writer, mother, and wife. Life has thrown her a fair share of challenges, but her belief is that writing through them makes her stronger.

Comments

  1. Ah, reality. Pictures never quite do it justice.
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  2. Um, yup. All of this.
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  3. I’m glad to hear it’s not just me with the fun punctuated by stress, tension, and timeouts.
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  4. This is TOTALLY parenthood. It does look like you had fun, but I get it. It’s rough, too. Especially when the weather isn’t great (what’s up with it being so chilly??)
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