Did you watch the Invictus Games? I got minorly obsessed with them. Every one of the wounded warriors competing had the kind of inspiring back story that makes a sporting event especially exciting to watch.
Summer also brings with it this year, as every year, the Must-Have Parenting Games -- and, just like every year, I'm competing. If you're reading this, you're probably competing too. These are exciting games, but no one wants to watch them...
Now's the time for the events we MHPs have spent the off season resting and training up for.
Fortunately, I won't be competing in every event this summer, but here are some of the ones I know I'll be doing:
All Day, Every Day, No Breaks
Going To The Beach Alone With Three Children
Working From Home -- With Kids in My Face
an event goes in tandem with:
Sitting In a Hot Car In My Driveway So I Can Have Quiet Space For Work Calls
Pool Party -- Two Hands, Three Kids
Science Camp Drop Off and Pick Up Is At The Same Time And 20 Miles Away From Gymnastics Camp
Solo Adult On A 500-Mile Road Trip With Children
And, as of this week anyway:
The Air Conditioner In the Playroom Is Broken And The Kids Won't Stay In There
I'm grateful that this year I didn't qualify for this event:
The Must-Do Parent Is Deployed
And especially grateful that I didn't qualify for:
Deployment -- And A Cross-Country PCS
And it remains to be seen who will have to represent MHPs in this one:
Household Head Lice