Combining a potty-training three year old and a four month old makes it tough for a family to get out much. You always have to be within minutes of the nearest bathroom and have to accept that there will be a baby scream at the top of his lungs in the process (and people disturbed by the screaming). Our blog entries of the last month illustrate this well -- nearly everything has been from home.
While the lack of sleep (especially for Angela) and lack of 'getting out' can seem tough at times; it really isn't that bad.
Carson and I were at Long's a couple of nights ago. The cashier was venting concern and frustration about the possibility of the store shutting down. Hundreds of thousands of Americans have lost their jobs in the last few months. Millions are losing their homes.
Even with all of that going on, the problems we are facing in our nation are minimal compared to the suffering throughout the world.
So we are greatful for our simple and easy, 'tough times'.