Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Let It Go

I know it’s been said that children are such great examples to follow. Well, today I was given just such an instance in which my child was an example to me.

Today has been a frustrating day. I have been working on getting an appraisal for our home. We are going to refinance and hopefully get the appraisal high enough so we don’t have to pay mortgage insurance. We would also like to take a little of the equity out to assist in finishing our basement. The problem is that there aren’t a lot of comps in our area for our type of townhome. So I have been doing a lot of research so that our appraiser has some comps to use. Basically, this morning was the epitome of frustration when I discovered that we might not be able to get the appraisal as high as we’d hoped (even though townhomes around us are appraising for far above what we need ours appraised for – theirs has finished basements and our appraiser needs at least one without a finished basement, like ours).

So after a maddening morning, stewing about this mess over and over in my mind, and not feeling like making lunch for the kids, I decided to treat ourselves to Wendy’s. We picked up Kaden from Kindergarten, picked up lunch, and brought it home to enjoy. We even splurged and got some frosty’s. :)

After eating our lunch, we were enjoying our dessert. Kaden took a couple of bites and then said, “Did you know that I had a bad day, Mom?” I said, “No… How come?” He proceeded to explain that while at school, one of the girls in his class called him a ‘pee-pee head’. I said, “Well, did you tell her that wasn’t very nice?” And then he said something very profound. He said, “No, I didn’t do anything. I just thought I should let it go.”

WOW! Needless to say, I was (and still am) very proud of my 5-year old boy who realizes more than I do the concept of ‘let it go’. I decided that I’d better take his advice and just let it go. Everything will work out for the best and if it is not meant to be for us to finish our basement right now, I guess I’ll just have to deal with it.

What wonderful blessings these little ones bring!


Kayla said...

I'm loving all these stories! Kaden's such a sweetheart! Makes me miss him more and more each day (and the rest of you too!!!)

Megan B said...

Carpet or no carpet, you still have the coolest basement around :)

Tresa said...

I don't know about your basement, I didn't get to go down... but your blog ROCKS!!! :)

Melissa said...

I'm loving your stories too...Kaden is such a good kid!! Good luck with your basement plans...