True story: I was going to call this post “Leap Day Lunacy” but figured that title would scare you off.
I’m all about being encouraging, you know? Because the truth is, we are crazy.
Why else would we get a puppy when…
We already have a houseful of crazies, including (but not limited to) a six-year-old who’s losing his teeth right & left:
A 3-year-old who answers the door wearing only a diaper and red marker:
And various other crazies that generally do their best to keep me
Oh and hey, let’s not forget the Sisyphean task that is cleaning our classroom:
True story: We have no business getting a puppy, but having lost our beloved Ellie six years ago…
Bringing home Baby Jax was the very best thing we could do.
Now then! I shall reward your perseverance in reading this post to the end. Today is Leap Day, as you probably know, and this day comes but once every four years. That’s it! That meant finally opening our 2012 time capsule:
And oh my goodness, was it ever sweet.
I clearly remember having the kids write letters, and I clearly remember losing my older boys’ notes along the way. (Darn messy classroom! What’s an overwhelmed mom to do?) The good news is, neither boy really cares, and the even better news is: It goes so fast.
Wait, what? That’s the kinda sad news, actually.
My reminder to have the kids fill another time capsule tonight.
My reminder that this messy life is blessed.
Updated to Add: Jessica’s got a great Leap Day time capsule template on her blog. Thank you, Jessica! We’ll be doing these today (March 1st) and then tucking it away until 2020.
(Whoa. Can’t believe I just typed that. 2020?! Yikes. 🙂 )