In case you didn't hear, there was a soldier killed in Ottawa, near Parliament Hill, right where Adam was having his meetings! Luckily he's just fine and sent us a message almost immediately to reassure everyone he was okay. Unfortunately, the soldier's family now have to deal with his loss. Such a senseless crime, regardless of whether it was politically motivated or not, an innocent life was lost.
It certainly put into perspective the minor challenges I faced being alone with the girls this week. There were good times and bad (each of them had to be put into their rooms because of major screaming fits Monday evening), but overall this annual trip Adam takes is becoming much less traumatic for me as the girls get older.
But I am still very glad he's back tonight! I am also very frustrated by the girls' sense of entitlement and lack of gratitude. There is a constant demand for 'more' and I know this is something a lot of parents struggle with. Maybe they aren't old enough yet to 'get' it, but I really wish I could figure out a way for them to understand just how fortunate they are.
Have a happy, healthy weekend and eat your vegetables!!