That old saying is ringing true in our lives right now…
When it rains, it pours…
Too much change at once has been a bit of an overload to say the least. It is raining and pouring in our world.
Friday night though was an awesome night. Sylas and I got flowers planted and the yard mowed. We got the last of the boxes unpacked. We even planted some tomatoes and zucchini. We were rocking and rolling.
Then the rain came. Literally, it stormed and poured and poured some more. While Sylas K enjoyed dancing in the rain Saturday morning I used the time to pick up things inside the house.
I bent down to pick up a blanket off the floor and it was like fire in my back. I seriously could not stand up! What the what!?! I yelled for Sylas and he came running. I am sure he thought he was in trouble at first the way I screamed.
He came running into the living room and I told him I needed help. He bent down and made eye contact with me.
“What game is this mama?”
Sweet Jesus child this isn’t a game! He helped me to the couch and fetched frozen peas from the feezer so I could ice my back. And then he spent the rest of the weekend on caretaker duty.
Oh that child. If I wasn’t hurting so bad all weekend I would have been laughing like crazy. The things he said to me over the weekend…
“Mama, I’m sick of getting your shoes for you so you just need to leave them on until bedtime.”
“I will take good care of you but no matter what I’m not changing your diaper.”
“I get so tired of picking up after you.”
It may have been a very good lesson for him on how much I really do around the house that he never realizes.
By Sunday afternoon I was exhausted. So I laid down on the couch with my ice pack and turned on a movie for him. He was watching contently when I fell asleep. When I awoke he wasn’t in the living room…
Right about the time I was going to panic he came running through the front door with an empty bag and a spoon in hand.
“You won’t believe it mama, I got all the onions planted and it’s just now gonna rain on them.”
Yes indeed folks. While I slept he planted 40 onion bulbs randomly throughout the front yard. There are onions around the trees, onions around the mailbox. Onions all over the place!
He did a great job! During the process he rewarded himself with four popsicles. I’m so thankful he made the decision to do something productive rather than something naughty. Heck it will make the summer an adventure as we find onions here and there.
This morning he carried my backpack and purse to the car and got it all loaded. As I dropped him off he gave me an extra hug.
“You are gonna miss me today mama. How will you ever survive without me?”
I’m not quite sure how I managed but I did. I do however still have my tennis shoes on.