This past weekend I was doing what all competitive team parents must do at some point:
The Pub Night.
I know some people really enjoy it, and honestly it wasn’t bad at all–the company was fun!
It was also the first snowfall of the season that day and it kept a lot of people home. (Why do the forecasters always create so much drama over the potential maybe’s of a storm and basically shut the town down for a couple of cm?)
So it was quieter than we had expected and the bids on our silent auction items weren’t quite as vigorous as we’d hoped.
We were joking that with the lack of bids we would all end up going home with something, and I turned to my friend beside me and said that it wouldn’t matter, because I never really win anything.
She said to me that she never did either and that was ok. Because we have everything that we need in our lives, so we don’t need to win anything
Well. Um. Yeah.
So instead of complaining any further about it, I changed my view. I have everything I could possibly want. Three awesome children, an incredible husband, a silly dog, a four bedroom home, a van (yes I’m even grateful for the van!), and wonderful in-laws. Who could honestly ask for anything more?
Thank you to my fantastic friend for pointing out the obvious when I obviously needed it.