This morning, Mom and I are working in the yard. I'm prepping the garden out back for planting. She's weeding the mulch beds in the front yard. The younger two kids are home with snotty noses and have been banned from screen time, so they're in and out of the house, "helping" me in particular by bringing earthworms they've found "to help our garden grow!" I'm thankful for all of it: the beautiful day, the time to spend, my mom here to help and even my snotty-nosed school-skippers.