There’s a reason that our friend refers to Dawn, whose website is Blogging Mom of 4, as “Blogging Mom of 5.”
After nearly 20 years of marriage, I’ve learned to not be overly vocal (read whiny) about scratchy throats, stuffy noses, and other minor ailments. Chances are good that not only is Dawn suffering the same symptoms silently, she’s running circles around me while I’m curled up on the couch in a fetal position. But then, that’s pretty normal for her; spend any amount of time with us and it will quickly become obvious that Dawn is the glue that holds our family together, keeps us all on schedule, tends to our children’s health and happiness, and makes sure I leave the house often enough to avoid becoming Gollum from The Lord of the Rings.
So Happy Mother’s Day to those wonderful moms who keep civilization churning on, through thick and thin. You all deserve hazard pay and a week-long spa treatment. But since we both know that’s probably not going to happen, I wish you cheerful children and helpful husbands – for at least one day a year.
Pokemon is serious business at our house. We’ve been known to take spontaneous road trips just to hunt the little critters using the Pokemon Go app, as documented in this vlog:
Recently, Dawn and I took a weekend trip to Texas. While there, we decided to drive to Waco and visit Chip and Joanna Gaines’ Magnolia Market. We expected the HGTV stars’ store and bakery to be busy, but we weren’t prepared for the lines that stretched down the block.
It had been a long drive, in frustrating traffic. I offered to stand in line for the bakery while Dawn waited in line to use the restroom. While I was creeping towards the bakery entrance with the rest of the crowd, I noticed a Pokemon nearby that I hadn’t caught yet (Sudowoodo). I was really, really tempted to hop out of line and walk the couple of blocks to catch it, but I managed to restrain myself and was eventually rewarded with entrance to the air-conditioned bakery.
I’m especially glad that I didn’t give in to temptation because I ended up catching a Sudowoodo the very next day. But you can bet your bottom dollar that I would have given up my spot in a heartbeat for a Charizard or Tyranitar. My self-control does have its limits.
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