“It’s Aloha Friday… no work til’ Monday…” You know the song? I think most people in Hawaii hum it every Friday. We start singing it first thing in the morning to help us get through the last day before the weekend. It’s the light at the end of the tunnel. It’s the my paycheck is deposited and the weekend is almost here anthem of Hawaii.
I am a “stay at home mom”. I am non-stop busy. I still love Friday’s… no school til’ Monday… but mom’s don’t really get a break. We are on the job 24/7. We don’t get a paycheck either.
We get paid in other ways.
And I just hit the lotto…
My eight year old Kainalu presented this to me.
This photo my dad took Christmas Eve pretty much sums up Kainalu.
His voice is usually a quiet, calm and mumbled monotone.
Kinda like Napoleon Dynamite.
Kainalu wrote this paragraph to go along with my award.
It made my day. It made my years…
Kainalu told me that I should save it forever.
He said that if I ever have a bad day that I should pull it out and read it and it can help me feel better.
Be still my heart…
Those are some kind words. Being his hero is a lot to live up to!
Reading this makes me want to be all these things… everyday.
But it was almost sweeter that Kainalu realized that though I try I sometimes fail.
I am not always these things everyday.
I have bad days.
And he hopes reading this will make me feel better.
He loves me anyway.
Now here is a photo of my 6-year-old Kalena with her cousin Joe.
She is opposite of Kainalu.
Most pictures of her are blurry because she never stops moving, dancing, singing or screaming.
My dad managed to capture her still for a split second this Christmas.
This is Kalena’s homework that she ironically did on the same day I received my award.
She needed to write the word ‘do’ five times along with two sentences using the word ‘do’.
I suppose this is how she sees me.
I asked her to think of something more interesting but she was set on this.
She was very adamant that I liked to DO these things.
My dad has always said that being a parent is life’s greatest blessing but also life’s greatest challenge.
My friend Robin shared this article recently and it made me laugh. And relate.
Check it out and you will know what I mean when I say….
I am grateful for these Kairos moments…
happy aloha friday, malia