Today's high and low is the same thing. Ooh, I should've made this into a riddle.
After Christmas, I mentioned that the best gift I received was this book:
The children bought Dale and I each one and wrote us twelve amazing letters each. There's a "do not read until" date for each letter; the kids spread out the dates for us to read one every other day. I cannot stress enough how much I love this gift. The letters are meaningful and beautiful and every moment of self-doubt as a parent was erased by this book. I feel invincible. I will never second-guess myself again. I am perfect. I should write a parenting book! And teach a class! Too bad Oprah's show is done because surely I could be a star guest for mastering this parenting thing.
Or maybe the children happened to write those letters on exceptionally good days with thoughts of their upcoming Christmas gifts dancing in their head. I won't go looking for a book deal just yet.
Whatever the case, to children of any age: save your money on the big gifts no parent needs and buy this book instead. If writing the letters seems daunting, maybe you could hire my kids to do it. They are good.
So my high was reading the letters every other day since Christmas.
My low is that I'm all done now.
But now I can read them again and again until I explode with joy over my awesomeness and success as a mother.
I shouldn't even say that as a joke. Just watch - now one of my kids will take a wrong path and things will go bad. But at least I'll have my letters.