On Monday we crossed another parenting milestone off the list. We got a phone call from Eli's principal. Yup, you read that right, the principal. Apparently he tried to be MacGyver and open his class room lock with a stick. Then it broke. In the lock. Thankfully, they were able to fix the lock and not much harm was done but it still earned him a visit and then we got the call. He ended up apologizing to his whole class and his principal was super sweet and encouraging but it was still a tough night. Obviously he still has a ways to go before he can defuse a nuclear bomb while tied to a chair with only a ballpoint pen and a pair of sunglasses.
If we are being honest this week hasn't been the best. Parenting while trying to run a super fancy photography business is hard. Somedays we work all day and feel like we are taking two steps back. We question sending our kids to school (instead of homeschooling) and pray the whole way that we are making the right decision. The struggle is real when we are taking care of sick kids while we schedule client meetings. BUT... aren't you glad there is always a BUT... at the end of the day, or week in this case, what matters is that we are a family and we have each other. We are sticking together, praying and supporting one another, answering emails and taking turns tucking in kids when they get up...for the 14th time. We know we are serving our clients to the best of our abilities and making sure their needs and biggest wants are being met and that makes it all worth it. It's a crazy ride but it is seriously the best ride we've been on. We are creating something amazing and we know it will benefit everyone we have the honor of working with and that is worth every bad week.
So heres to a weekend off with the kids, no school, no schedules, relaxing on the couch, eating cookies, drinking coffee, doing some location scouting and just enjoying one another. Because in the end, we are family and we're in this together.