Good news: I finally felt about 75% living today from the devil-virus and was able to be moderately productive. The kids seem fine, which is fantastic, but they are a bit rotten for having run amok since Wednesday.
Bad news: Lynn is feeling queasy now…and I’m on work assignment in Knoxville tomorrow if anything breaks loose.
If you asked me when I was a teen, I would have probably told you that I wanted in some part to be an “important person” and add meaning and purpose to peoples lives. I thought I would be important from the work that I did.
Turns out, I AM an important person..just it is to those I love and that I take care of. It looks like by being their person, they are giving ME a big meaning and purpose. If I lost my job tomorrow someone would do that stuff.
But raising these (wild) kids and being Lynns wife, I’m pretty indispensable.
Of course with the parenting gig, I realize I am working myself out of a job in the sense that these ratbabies won’t need me the same way they do now forever.
(At least I hope I don’t have to discipline them for biting each other like I did today or that they will spend part of their day streaking around outdoors twenty years from now…I HOPE)
But Lynn? Yeah. He’s gonna need me from here on out.