How we salvaged the day by surprising our kids

I didn’t sleep well last night because my restless leg was keeping me awake. I was unable to go walking because of HOF week. To say I was in a bad place yesterday morning would be an understatement.

The boys were fighting, and we needed a reset. Hiking was out of the question due to the threat of severe storms. We didn’t want to be out in the middle of the woods when it hit.

Anyway, we opted to fulfill our promise to the kids in regards to taking them to see Spider-Man Far From Home. It was very impromptu, which we usually wouldn’t spring on the kids but I wanted to disrupt the current path we were on, so we could reroute our course for the day before nose diving off a cliff.

I just told everyone to get dressed and that we were going to see the movie. They were excited, and for the most part, it had the desired effect. The kids loved the movie, and we’re in a better mood on the other side of it. We kept it pretty simple, and we almost had the entire theater to ourselves. There were only one or two other families there.



I’m glad we went because the kids had a blast and we made some great memories.

I don’t remember what we did when we first got home. I know I got some writing done and we had dinner, but I feel like I forgot something.

We closed the evening off with some board games and called it a night. We’re trying to get the kids and ourselves back on our school schedule. School starts in about three weeks, and we like to start early, so the kids have a chance to adjust.

I feel at the end of the day, we had several victories to celebrate. I’m really proud of everyone and I’m so grateful that we had the opportunity to get out for a little while.

Lizze and I want to take the kids to The Great Lakes Science Center this coming week. We want to end the summer on a high note and since we didn’t get to do much with everything that was going on, we thought this would be a great way to end summer break and escape the HOF for a little while. 🙂👍

We’ve wanted to get the kids there, but it’s just not worked out. We took Gavin there when he was little, and Elliott was about six months old. It’s long overdue, and I know the kids would have a blast.
We’re looking forward to going. 🙂

I didn’t have a great start to the day, but I’m grateful that we were able to turn things around. 🙂



  • BJW says:

    Sounds fun.

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