Why is it that instead of the house to-dos lessening with each project completed, the list just seems to multiply? Now that all the painting and settling in has been done here in our fixer-upper, the really big projects loom in the future. New front door, steps, portico, driveway, front path. Bathrooms. Ummmm, hello, a major kitchen renovation. The to-dos are endless, but you know? These days, these years of our kids’ childhoods, they are fleeting.
My oldest child is in 8th grade and after his regular football season ended, he played on a team with kids from all over Massachusetts. Through a series of games, they won their way into the final four out of 64 teams from all over the country. This past weekend, we decided the house renovations can wait. Instead of purchasing a new front door, or having plans drawn up for our portico, we all flew down to San Antonio, Texas for the championship games.
Dang, we need a new front door. But an opportunity to make some fun memories as a family, give my kids a new experience, take them someplace they’ve never been (nor I!) and open up their eyes to the world? For that I will happily trade the next big house project in the queue.
Torturing our kids with a little San Antonio education and siteseeing…they’ll thank me later for this!
The front door project? It’ll get done sometime this year. In the meantime….how about a little of this?