I was really disappointed with my doctor appointment on Thursday. It really put a downer on my day. I ended up getting home in time to attend a local little league softball game. My older childcare kiddos (I still claim them even though I’m not doing childcare anymore) are old enough that they are playing ball.
I decided to grab Carver and go attend the game. I am so glad that I did. It was good to see the kiddos. It was good to see the parents. It was just what my soul needed.
There is a saying “Whatever is good for you soul, do that.”
Thursday night I’m so glad I did.
Carver loved it too. He got to play with the kids. It was good to reconnect.
After the game I took Carver to my house. On the way I rolled down his window and he thought it was awesome. I love how kids love simple things. His laughter and silly words were so precious. Instead of being sad and frustrated with whole doctor experience, I was thankful that I got to spend this time with Carver. My cancer be damned. I wasn’t going to let the circumstance of that take over my life. I have life to live and that’s exactly what I planned on doing….living it and not letting cancer be the focus. I needed to be reminded of that.
Carver and I had plans to go to my house as we were going to have floats. My intention was to buy him a treat at the game, but the concession stand wasn’t open. A float a perfect substitute. Carver and I like our floats not with root beer but with orange pop. Karl joined us too.
Carver was a hoot! He had Karl and I laughing and laughing. Then we went out to the garden and Carver got to check out his climbing pole beans. He loves watching and seeing how tall they are growing.
I put Carver in the truck and took him back home. He wanted his window rolled down so I let him. He was looking out and saw the neighbor lady and yelled, “Hi Sally!”. Then he asked me about her husband Mike. He saw Mike and yelled “Hi Mike!” Both of them heard him and waved. (Yes, we’re very small town America around here!)
We got to Carver’s house. I delivered him to Craig. I told Craig how good Carver was at the game. I told him how proud I was of Carver because he listened to me all the time. Then I told Craig that we stopped at my house and had a treat….I gave Craig the money that Kalissa had sent with to get a treat. Craig ended up giving the money to Carver and told him that he could keep the money and put it in his piggy bank as a reward for being so good. Carver’s face lit up and he said…..“Wow..I’m going to be really good again and then I’ll get another money and then I’ll have enough money to buy an allen wrench set”.
Yes. He wants an allen wrench set. For those of you who don’t know what that is, it’s this…
I bust out laughing and laughing. That boy is obsessed with tools and his coveted item is an allen wrench set.
I jokingly asked what else he was saving for and he said, “I want a garage.” Bahahaha.
This boy is so obsessed with tools that Kalissa even captured a before bed picture of him the other night…
He was holding tools in his overnight pull up. Oh my word. That boy!! What a little tool crazy boy!!
Like I said…he was just what I needed to remind me that life is more than cancer. Life is more than problems and disappointments. Life is about living and Carver and my childcare families surely reminded me of that last night..and today has been a much better day!!