Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Ups and Downs

One of those particular moments in my life that I'm trying to get through with my head on straight and my feet on the ground. There's nothing like your kids to help you keep your feet on the ground. Lol, yesterday Jordan slept at a friend's house and Sofia was playing outside in the court with the neighborhood was about 10:30 pm. Suddenly, I heard Sofia screaming, so I ran outside to see what was happening. She was wet. The four other girls on the street were wet, and Isaaco - Crazy Isaaco- was packing a three foot long water missle gun and smiling. Now, we can't have that, now can we. So, I broke out the garden hose, turned that bad boy on full force and attacked.
Poor Isaaco never knew what hit him and of course the girls started cheering. I destroyed him. Don't think I take pleasure from destroying an 11 year old boy, but we can't have an uneven war, at least not in front of my door. Isaaco, like the champ he is, came back at me from the hole in his bushes and yes, he soaked me. But I had the most fun I've had in a while, aside from Cernobbio, of course. And Sofia...she laughed at me the rest of the night.

Moms do stupid stuff all the time just to make their kids smile and create memories. That is one night Sofia and I will never forget...neither will Isaaco. *smile*

Ups and downs, ups and downs. Just when you see a perfect life lining up before your eyes, a tornado arrives and devastates everything...if you let it. I've had a couple of tornado dreams, I've always been terrified of tornadoes, but in these dreams the tornado had a face. I looked the tornado directly in the eyes and was not afraid. Strange. Life threw me Jordan's situation and I reacted aggressively. Life has now introduced a new very difficult situation, and I will react with my feet planted firmly on the ground. I am so not a passive person.

I will say this...after what I've been through with Jordan, I can handle anything as long as the health of my kids or loved ones is not an issue. And just like I did with Jordan, I will handle it with a lot, a lot of love...and not anger. (Although I think I'm allowed to be frustrated.) I know I'm probably making no sense...but this blog's for me. *smile*


Karen Putz said...

That's what makes life so interesting-- the ups and downs. What a fun day to remember!

Anonymous said...

You crack me up eventhough you didn't mean to. or did you?

Thanks for sharing your moment.

Kim said...

Yep-- the UP days are appreciated more because of the DOWN days. I miss having water fights with my kids and playing with them that way. Your post made me smile. :-)