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Let me ‘splain.  DS1 is 12 years old.  I just got back last week from a week in Utah with my mother and brother and was not thrilled about sending one or more of my children (I have 3) off for another week while I settled back into the work routine here.  What about DS2 (age 11) and DD (age 6)?  They chose not to go.

And without airing too much family dirt, I have had serious disagreements with these in-laws in the past decade concerning the children.

But, to the list…

1.  I prayed about it and found peace.

2.  He wanted to go.

3.  He will have opportunities there in a big city that are scarce in our small town/area.

4.  Outside of DH and myself, MIL and her hubby have the fiercest love of DS1 and his siblings.  I have complete confidence that he will be well-loved, -protected, and -provided for this week.

5.  Even though I heard about the possible visit first from MIL (as a ‘fait accompli’), the idea was not presented to the children until I felt good about it.

6.  I found out that MIL and I both have ‘reservations’ about some of the XBox360 games that my kids like.

7.  I won’t have so much competition for computer time.  (I know, that’s kind of petty.  *lol*)

8.  He got to help me harvest at the Pine Corners farm in the Facebook game “Farm Town”.

9.  The noise level in the apartment has gone down several decibels.

10.  DS1 is treating this as an educational adventure.

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I’m going to go ahead and type up my entry before I read anyone else’s, because my Tackle It is very small.  I tend to get overwhelmed very easily in terms of “housework”, and am worried that if I read anyone else’s first, I’d think, “why bother, I’ll never do something that good.”

So, here it is:

I cleared a countertop (specificallly the one to the right of the sink) from the junk, debris (tea bag wrappers that my dear husband can’t seem to get to the garbage bag when he makes the sweet tea.  Yeah, I know…big whoop, right?

For myself, I figure the important thing is that I actually did something today, instead of thinking “what’s the use”.  No one else really does any housework around here (although DD-age 5 is a great helper when you are doing a project, etc), and as I work outside the home to provide for my family, and I get tired of doing what seems like everything.  I know, whining won’t get things done.  *sigh*

So, maybe what I really tackled today was a little bit of myself.  And that’s pretty cool.

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