Last night I was scrambling to finish up all the items on my “spousal” classroom readiness checklist. ( for all of you who are not the spouse of a teacher, this is all the items that you are blessed with the chance to help prepare for the new school year) I convinced Amy to head out to Lowes with me to pick out exactly what she wanted me to put as a veneer on the back of her new school desk.
Don’t you love how your wives “save” you money? So we left with a buggy full, but nothing that was on our list! But seriously, it was so fun to watch how excited she was getting as she uncovered storage options, area rugs, and little people chairs for her classroom. Her excitement about “how cute” it was going to make her room turned what was to be a very business like trip to the hardware store into a great memory. Maybe I need to take her to Lowes with me more often. It definitely makes it more fun then the normal drudgery.
And of course, I can tied anything to our daily life. I am already dreading the trip to Lowes(work) that I have to make today – hours of business like discussions. What we have to be careful to keep in check in walking right past the simple items that make the whole day worthwhile. They are there. So don’t be so focused so much on the plain old brown piece of paneling, that you walk right by the watermelon umbrella. (kid sized of course!)
24 This is the day the LORD has made;
let us rejoice and be glad in it. Ps 118:24