How a tiny brown bat helped me teach my kids a valuable life lesson

We had a pretty good day in our little corner of the world. The boys went to a cookout with Lizze’s parents, Lizze rested because of a really bad migraine and I hung out with Gavin.

This whole thing with Gavin sucks but we’re making the best of it.

In an effort to make Gavin’s situation suck a little less, I put together a pizza and movie night for the family. We watched Ready Player One and had Marcos Pizza. The movie was probably among the best I’ve ever seen. The kids loved it and can’t wait to watch it again.

We had a nice quiet evening at home and made the best the situation in which we find ourselves. You always need to try and make the best of things because most of us don’t have control over life. One can complain about the cards they’ve been dealt and allow that to dictate their course. One could also play the cards their dealt, make the best of what they have and keep moving forward.

It’s not always easy to make of best of things, especially when those things are pretty bad. We’re in one of those pretty bad situations right now and rather than be upset over having to limit our activities until Gavin gets back on his meds, we’re finding things that we can do as a family at home.

If the opportunity presents itself for the boys to get away, we fully embrace that.

After the movie and eating too much pizza, I wanted to go walking. Lizze was still under the weather and Gavin wanted to stay home. Elliott, Emmett and I snuck in a roughly 1.5 mile walk before it got dark.

It was only 1.5 miles but if we hadn’t gone, we wouldn’t have had a really cool experience. Check out what we found, clinging to a tree. I shared this on Instagram eariler and people were freaking out because bat’s out in daylight are not usually a good thing. This picture was taken closer to 9PM and the bat was simply sleeping on the tree so, no worries.

We snuck a few pictures and took care not to disturb it. The boys thought it was the coolest thing ever. I explained to the boys that if we hadn’t gone walking tonight, we would not have been witness to this amazing little creature. Walking was nothing fancy but we made it something special. This little bat helped me to teach the boys a valuable life lesson.

Always make the best of things and find ways to make a difficult situation more pleasant. Walking didn’t sound super fun but we went anyway, and we’re glad we did. ☺

Rob Gorski

Full time, work from home single Dad to my 3 amazing boys. Oh...and creator fo this blog. :-)
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