It seems silly to write this post. But, I am going to write – for the fun of it!
Life can become so serious sometimes. Do you agree?
For crying out loud, just today, I walked into my laundry room to find a mountain of clean unfolded laundry. I was happy it was clean. Someone else might have been horrified that it wasn’t folded. I wasn’t. It was clean, and I was teaching my children about peacemaking in another part of the house. So, it was a trade-off. What would you have chosen?
And again, today, I was intent upon NOT leaving the house for ANY thing. We were going to be super studious, organize another small section of the house, and read together. I was planning an amazing meal with spinach lasagna. And then it happened…An unexpected soccer game.
I could have gotten myself all “in a tither,” and pouted, fumed and been a grump all day about MY plans changing, ( again) but I made the best of it. And so, for the fun of it - the littlest kids and I went for a walk along the lake, sat in the DMV office and read the fine print on the wall while we waited, fed the ducks, walked through the leaves, and bought fresh produce for dinner.
I had to weigh my options.. Lose sight of what God wanted for me in this day, or make the best of what I had to work with. What would you have chosen?
By the way, did I tell you that for the fun of it my son handed me his football pants, with mud-stained knees, one hour before team pictures today? I should have made a stain-fighting commercial. In fast-forward. Success! For the fun-of it – I took pictures. No sense crying over stains and deadlines.
Why my little girls had smiley-faces drawn on the bottom of their big toes when I took their ballet shoes off in the middle of a circle of moms, would be beyond my imagination. This morning, for the fun of it, we scrubbed those cute permanent marker smileys off of their big toes in the tub. I wonder if other girls with big sisters give their mom’s such special surprises at such awkward times? Why not!?
And for the fun of it – We made Fajitas and Apple Cider Floats for dinner. This was much better than a carb-filled lasagna.
Some days, just for the fun of it, I want to pretend that I don’t have laundry, cooking, teaching, relationships, and responsibilities. And then, some days Life takes care of that for me – That happens.
And I find the fun in it. How about you? Is it hard to relax and over-look the obvious, or accept that you aren’t going to have a picture perfect day?
What do you do – “For the Fun of It?”