How was our weekend like an onion?
Answer: It had many layers, and left me in tears.
No. Not really. Layers, yes. Tears, not so much.
There was learning. The kids and their daddy attended a neat event hosted by ASME at the Children's Museum. He's doing his best to churn out little scientists, but alas, I intend to take them to a poetry slam next weekend.
There was wisdom. My dear friend Vanessa and I put together a tea party at my MIL's house for some moms from our church of various ages and stages. We laughed, we cried, it was better (and more eternally edifying) than CATS. Monthly support meetings to follow, we're hoping.
There was fun. Tim and I both served with the children's classes on Sunday morning. My group of girls is a treasure. His group of boys is a challenge. We love them all -- a humbling learning process.
There was exploration. Needing very desperately to research and write my monthly column for Parentwise, I insisted on taking the family to Waco (stop, ye non-Texans! I know what you're thinking, and it's really a decent place! And that was, what, fifteen years ago?) to the Mayborn Museum. A huge hit. Huge. (Hint: When taking your kids to a museum, always tell them that you're headed for an antique teapot museum. When you arrive at your actual destination, they'll be so thrilled and relieved, that an educational venue of any sort will be like an oasis in the desert of their dread.)
A great weekend, but ... not so restful. Would that explain why Mama was a leetle bit cranky today?
Pass the dark chocolate, please!