I'm joining in again with Lisa Jo Baker over at Five Minute Fridays. You can find the rules and explanation in detail over there. Basically, she posts a prompt on her site and people write for five minutes on that topic. No editing, no over-thinking; just writing.
The word of the week is "view."
I almost got upset with my husband last night. Our grass is really bad and needs to be mowed. I was out by the sandbox building castles with my kids and a few from the neighborhood when he came and got the mower out. "Good!" I thought. Then he started to mow the back yard. "WHAT!?" The front yard is what everyone sees!! Then I realized that he was probably trying to avoid mowing the grass right next to where the kids were playing. Silly me. I didn't really see it from his point of view.
My kids like to copy each other. It's what kids do, right? I did it to my brothers when I was young and they did it to me. Henry gets mad at Benjamin about it. A lot. Some of the time, Ben does it to be annoying. That's what little brothers do. But, honestly, sometimes Benjamin does it because he wants to be like Henry. He looks up to him and admires him. So the copying isn't always about being a pain in the rear. Sometimes it's a compliment. It depends on your point of view.
My work schedule this summer got changed. We were supposed to work shortened hours in the office because of construction and make up the rest of the hours "working from home." Then the construction schedule got changed. I mourned the loss of more hours home this summer. I was annoyed by the abrupt change in the schedule that messes with my child care planning. But I'm glad I have a job; a job that I love. Another thing that depends on your point of view.