Phineas and Ferb are always telling me "there's 104 days of summer vacation. . ." but we only got 80. My kids have already put a big, red X over 8 school days and only have 172 to go.
Schedules are crazy again. Nights are short. Days are long. But there's one thing I have decided I must do, and that is press forward. As Timon once said, "You got to put your past behind you." You must learn from the past, mind you, then continue to press forward. There is always hope in a new day. Most things in life, dare I say all things in life, can be overcome.
So as Kuzco and Pacha once said before they fell over a waterfall with sharp rocks at the bottom: "Bring it on."
I've been a mother for 18 years. I've been married for 20. I'm constantly negotiating myself out of difficult situations in order to save myself from collateral damage. I'm the one who will suffer the most if I don't negotiate carefully. The trick, I've learned over the past 18 years, is in the give and take. Mostly in your willingness to surrender more give and take less.