We are sitting at the table having a (rare) talk over dinner and he asks if I’ve been following the Robinhood Stock Market crisis. “NO” I blurt out, if it isn’t 1st Grade worksheets I have no idea what is happening in the world. A long pause. “I’m sorry, I say. I just feel like my entire day is consumed with stupid little things like busy work and teacher emails and making sure a hoverboard is fixed and making sure our daughter gets the Wax Museum back because it never happened and our car needs a new spark plug and then they need to go to karate and dance and ugh. I just feel like it’s all such little things and I don’t have time for anything else.”
He speaks and when he does he stares into my eyes and what he says fills my soul. “I don’t know, Kristin. All these things you are doing…all the little things, I think you count them all up and they will amount to the biggest, most important things we will ever do.”
And that is enough for me. For now.