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Upside-Down Day Turns Out Okay


November 14, 2019

So ... the “fun-filled” weekend I had planned for a visit from my little 6- and 7-year-old buddies got derailed this morning. The adorably mischievous 7-year-old “misplaced” his practically new (second) set of expensive glasses. They had somehow disappeared between the movie theatre last night and breakfast cleanup this morning.

So today, instead of a trip to the children’s museum, ceramic painting, arcade and/or park, we stayed home and searched for hours with no luck.

I had to wear a “mean mommy” hat.

I don’t like that hat.

I REALLY wanted to dance around in my “super awesomest, funnest G.G. ever” hat! I was so looking forward to a day filled with adorable smiles and tons of silliness. And it was a beautiful day out too!

With bedtime approaching in two hours, I put our search on hold. We loaded up and made a run for Chick-fil-a nuggets and fruit cups (despite a full fridge) — just to get out of the house for a few.

Hopping in the car, I immediately heard “I found my glasses!” to which I looked over saw them already on his face along with a giant grin pushing them up on his cheeks.

Y’all, I promise I looked in the car! TWICE! Just not ... in the door.

But as a bonus, the boys pointed out the built in DVD player I’d never tried out (and had completely forgotten about). They loved that for sure (so I ended up getting to wear my fun G.G. hat for a bit after all).

So what’s the takeaway?

That even though it was NOTHING like I’d planned, we still got to hang out all day. We still got to be silly and giggly during bedtime stories. And at the end of the day I got not one, but TWO giant hugs goodnight from the same 7-year-old I’d had to keep after all day to look for his lost glasses.

And the sweet, shy 6-year-old who missed out on fun plans through no fault of his own? Well, to my surprise he not only asked to hold my hand tonight during prayers, but also asked for his own goodnight hug for the first time.

Having kids around always reminds me to look for the joy and blessings in everything — even when things get flipped upside down without warning.


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