It had been a long day.

Today I am guest posting over at Robin Kramer Writes.  Robin is an internet friend of mine.  She once wrote a blog post that so resonated with how I was feeling that I vowed then and there that we would be eternal and forever internet friends and that I would walk through internet fire for her.  I’m not exactly sure what internet fire is, but I’m wholly committed.

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It had been a long day.

My seven year old daughter, Eden, had asked questions nonstop, mostly concerning her favorite topic: Harry Potter.  Why did Harry want to go to Hogwarts?  Did you go to Hogwarts?  Can I got to Hogwarts?  Does it cost money to got to Hogwarts?  Why?

My daughter Trinity, who is eleven going on seventeen these days, spent the greater part of the day following me around, suffering from a somewhat rare, but potentially terminal case of ennui.  I’m bored.  I’m so bored I’m going to DIE.  Are we going somewhere fun today?  Why not?  Why are we the only family in Indiana who never does anything fun?  Throughout the day, Trinity shot down every suggestion of something to do with a dismissive sniff or a decidedly teenage-worthy roll of her eye.  For a brief moment I thought that if this boredom doesn’t kill her, I just might.

My oldest child, Will appeared to be in good spirits and was able to keep himself occupied, but this apparently rendered him incapable of finishing his chores.  After the sixth time of telling him to get to work on cleaning the toilets and sinks, my son looked at me in surprise and asked “Wait!  You want me to clean the bathrooms?”


Finish the rest of my post over at Robin Kramer Writes.

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5 Responses to It had been a long day.

  1. Pleased to meet you Ami! I left a comment over on Robin’s post but I just love this familiar glimpse of “a day” and all the challenges and rewards that come with it.

    Wishing you a lovely day.

  2. Robin Kramer says:

    I always sensed that you would walk through Internet fire for me. (Auto-correct almost had me write that you’d walk through Internet fire for men. Glad my hawk-eyed proofreading skills caught THAT blunder before hitting publish.)

    Just so you know, the feeling is entirely mutual. Thank you for the great post, my friend.

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