Today I’m thankful for Becky’s adulting.
Adulting? You’re probably wondering what that means. My friend Sammi used the term at work once and it has stuck in my head ever since. It is a verb meaning to act like a responsible adult. A few examples are:
- “No one ever told me adulting would be so tough.”
- “Uffda! That’s a long day of adulting.”
- “No wonder you’re exhausted, that’s way too much adulting for anyone.”
So this morning I’m thankful for Becky’s adulting abilities.
Every year we have to get the boys signed up for summer care with the Y. Over the past handful of years this has been incredibly easy. Becky takes care of it and I don’t worry about it. It’s been pretty awesome and never been any type of concern. Becky’s never complained about it or said that it was a pain in the butt so I didn’t think anything of it.
This year she’s out of town for a girl’s weekend and it’s my turn to tag in and sign the boys up. She got me as prepped for it as she could, including telling me what to do, filling out forms in advance, and then re-confirming my understanding of what I need to do.
There’s always a line because there are only so many spots available and everyone wants to get in as early as possible to make sure that they get their kids in. This year I decided I wanted to do Becky proud so I woke the boys up shortly after 5am and got to the Y by 5:40. This is what I saw…
The cold and waiting was balanced out with fun conversation with other parents and hot coffee brought out by the Y team. Turns out that the 2nd person in line had gotten here by 4:30am! So I chilled in line while the boys played on the iPads in the car. After a while I got my number…
After getting our number at approximately 6:15 we then had about an hour to kill to then go back to the Y to wait for our number to be called and to then get the boys registered. Thank goodness there was a Dunkin Donuts nearby.
So now we’re back at the Y waiting for our number to be called and that’s when I got to thinking… Becky has done this every single year and has never complained about it. She just goes out and does it, every year.
And that’s why I’m thankful for Becky’s adulting. She really is the glue that keeps our family heading in the right direction at the right time. As we joke around about, she keeps the boys and I alive. Left to our own devices without her it’d be a pretty scary sight!
Thanks for always adulting and keeping us not only in line, but in the right line at the right time and going in the right direction. The boys and I appreciate it!!!