My daughter is 10 and she never seems to be tired even though she regularly moans, “I am so tired.”  Today, she attended Jr. Lifeguard Camp where she learned CPR and how to save someone from drowning.  She had to jump in the pool and drag out a lifeguard who pretended to be in dire straits.

I picked her up at the waterpark after six hours of camp and headed immediately to the doctor for an appointment where the doctor questioned her and listened intently in an effort to figure out why her ankle hurts sometimes.  (Likely diagnosis:  Tendonitis.)  The x-ray results will confirm the diagnosis tomorrow.

Anyway, after that, we returned home for a short time where she changed clothes again.  Time for soccer practice!  While she practiced, I read in the car.

It was nearly 8 PM when we got home and I took a quick nap before working. While my daughter avoids naps at all costs, I try to nap whenever I can.

My daughter finally drifted upstairs and went to sleep.  She has camp again in the morning.  She will be groggy when I wake her at 7:30 AM but not as groggy as I will be.


My husband’s gone to Minnesota for a week’s worth of meetings.  I’m home as usual working, driving kids here and there, doing laundry, occasionally grumbling, and wishing for more sleep.

And that’s why there’s no time to write anything decent in this blog.



3 thoughts on “Excuses

  1. Vivian says:

    dull life… i have one and i really don’t mind…i nap whenever i can…of course i am 67, no kids, no husband…just an empty nest all to myself. i hate to brag…but life is good.

  2. Esther Johnson says:

    At first, I thought you were immediately taking her to the doctor because she hurt herself dragging the drowning victim out of the water. But no – and that was good news.

    She needs to slow down – or maybe she will wait until she is old like I am. Everything I do these days is at “slow” speed. I remember running and playing from beginning of day until night – don’t regret that I had those days, but am really glad I can take it at a slower pace these days.

    One of these days, she will be gone, and then, perhaps, you will be able to rest. Until then, do continue to sneak in those naps, and breathe deeply.

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