This maybe an odd post but hear me out it should make sense at some point.
I hosted a big play date a little while ago, back when everyone was healthy so lord knows how long that's been. One of the moms was walking around upstairs and said something to the extent that my bathroom was tiny and she couldn't function with a bathroom like that. Not in a snobby way but just that it was too small for her taste. OK to each their own, didn't really bother me.
For some reason every time I go into my bathroom now I think about what she said. The other night I was taking a shower while the boys were asleep and I was enjoying the peace and quiet and it dawned on me why I keep thinking about that comment. I love our bathroom. It's what sold me on the house. This place is an old farmhouse from the 1850's complete with the original wide plank pine floors and the outhouse out back. Nothing like looking at an outhouse when its 15 degrees outside to be thankful for indoor plumbing. But indoor plumbing isn't what sold me, I hear that comes standard in most houses now.
Our bathroom just has a cheery feel to it. It's on the small side, I'll give ya that. Its just a little to wide to say you could pee in the toilet from the tub, but just barely. The vanity is small, just the sink and enough room for some soap. The tub is a bit on the smaller size but it holds two little boys just perfect. I can touch the ceiling with my finger tips but I think it adds a cozy feel on cold days. There is a rather large (compared to the size of the room) window that has a beautiful view of a big old willow tree and the cow pastures. Not to shabby for a little room.
Now I'm not always the first to look at the bright side of things, but for some reason I have a hard time coming up with any negatives for this room. To me it seems like a pretty good metaphor for our military life, or really life in general. It might not work for everyone but for us it does. It is what you make it. You bring to it the attitude that you want to carry you through. This isn't to say that I don't see the negatives that come with military life. I do. Oh do I ever, but at the end of the day its what is working for us. We take the good and the bad and nine times out of the ten the good comes out ahead. But it can only do that when we bring that attitude to the table. Hmmm, note to self, try to apply this a little more.
Ah the revelations that come to me in the shower. Could you imagine what would come to me if I had time for a bath?
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