Social media doesn’t show it all.
In this picture you might see a girl showing off her new dress from the high fashion store, “Tar-jay” (i.e. Target).
You might see a smirky smile and a hand on the hip.
You might see someone who has been running regularly for months and is proud of how hard she is working and how far she has come in taking care of herself.
I want to hop on a train headed to NYC to see a Broadway show in a packed theater.
I want to go to a big concert, and sing and dance and bond with other fans over emotionally-charged live music.
I want to get on a airplane and fly far away for a girls’ weekend with my long-distance friends who I have not seen in person since February.
I heard his bedroom door creak open and his tiny footsteps padding down the hallway to the top of the stairs.
“Is Daddy here?” he asked, as he wiped the sleep from his eyes.
“No,” I replied. “He is at work.”
I watched as his little face crumpled and the tears welled.
“But he didn’t say goodbye to me,” he cried.
My daughter had an amazing first week of remote schooling, and it is all because of her amazing teachers and paraprofessionals.
This is a crazy, exhausting time for all of us.
Teachers are doing things that have never been done before to educate our kids and give them a sense of normalcy and routine. And, it is working. My daughter’s smile proves it.
“If you see love, run at it.”
I watched the “Patton Oswalt: I Love Everything” Netflix special at 3:00am this morning (because insomnia). I had to stifle my laughs to keep from waking up the other members of my household, who were obviously soundly sleeping at the time.
The special was great, but above all the hilarity, this quote stuck out to me the most.