Lunch was done, and I sat at the table contemplating these things.
And you know what I did?
I took the kids downtown, bought them Legos, and then sat on a bench in the sun and let them build boats and sail them in the fountain. And I built boats too. And bought a latte.
And we simply enjoyed each other and enjoyed the day.
Because they are only mine for a few more minutes. And then they'll be grown and gone.
They won't remember that I had the laundry done.
But they will remember an afternoon of building boats together and sailing them in the fountain.
Plus, if I'm being perfectly honest, who wouldn't rather sit in the sun sipping a latte and watching delighted kids play in water?
And the laundry will still be there.
It still is, in fact.
And that is just fine.