...over school time starting late because the Boy made me tea while I was in the shower and then tea for himself and his sisters and they needed time to sit together and drink it.
...over dinner being so late because I finally read to the Girl instead of starting it, as I had been promising for over an hour.
...over the unfolded laundry because I replied to a friend instead.
...over the coat and clothes strewn across the couch that mean my husband is home for the night.
...over careless words that hurt, but were not aimed at me nor given that intent.
...over the endless and overwhelming list of things to do. I will simply do what's next.
...over the constant barrage of sound that comes from my children when they are having the most fun together, however grating.
...over simple meals to replace those I planned but ran out of time for. Their bellies are full.
...over late lunch and nap because the Boy was actually enjoying multiplication excercises and time got away from us.
...over puzzles and games on the floor that they entertained themselves with while I was busy elsewhere.
...over holes in the same knee of every single pair pants. They means he's playing hard and having fun.
...over makeup applied with a felt marker, one sister to another.
...over how slowly things move when people are doing them for free.
...over things I have not yet learned how to do. I will eventually.
...over anything else that is not worth fretting over, however much my first impulse may be to do just that.
You know you have them. What are you not going to fret over today?