Some of the things I learned were silly. For example, I can’t make it to the gym after preschool but before daycare closes if I want everyone to remain sane.
Some were profound: my husband is an excellent father, and took the kids on adventures every Saturday for months on end. I missed them. A lot.
I learned that giving up serious exercise for most of the year will make me gain 15 pounds and be that much grumpier in the morning than I might have otherwise been.
I learned that I missed reading books.
I learned that I have too much fabric.
I learned that you can’t spray baste voile very well.
I learned that 8, 9, and 10 year old Cub Scouts makes me laugh, and that being a cubmaster takes endless amounts of time.
I learned that my husband is an incredible man, thoughtful and caring, as I watched him lead our church congregation over the past 6 months.
I learned that my kids are hilarious, and that my daughter, especially, has a mind of her own. And is not afraid to share it. And if it doesn’t matter (like wearing crazy outfits), then I need to just let it go.
I learned that I miss singing in a choir of any sort.
I learned that my mom would drop everything to come and help me out for a few weeks.
I learned that my kids REALLY love water slides.
I learned that I miss riding my bike.
I learned that I still love sewing.
And finally, I learned that I have some really, really good friends, near and far, that I cherish.
Thank you, everyone! Happy New Year!