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My Circle of Five

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Circle of Five.”

A writer once said, “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” If this is true, which five people would you like to spend your time with?

My current circle of five is my immediate family in no particular order.  My husband, my son, my daughter, my mom and my grandmother.

My hubby and I work shift work we can go days without seeing each other when our shifts are the complete opposite.  It’s not always a bad thing because we have more to talk about on our days off.  He has the ability to be able to bid on a schedule where gets a few days off every week with me.  For years when the kidlets were younger we didn’t have many days off together unless it was a vacation.  Since I’ve been home now for six weeks of recovery and two weeks of vacation before that I think he’s waiting for me to go back to work because I’m always here.

The kidlets are 20 and 17 and have school, work, their friends but I’d like to think that I still have a good relationship with them both.  They both come and talk to me and I’ve gotten really good at figuring out that it’s because they want something.  I know that this closeness will change as they grow and move on further with their lives, move out and get families of their own but for now I cherish the times we spend together.

My mom lives with us and at times she drives me insane.  She’s been the constant here for my kidlets when they were younger with my hubby and my crazy work shifts.

My gram is almost 91 years young and since I’ve been home recovering I’ve only seen her a couple times when she’s come over but I talk to her almost everyday.  I go for my check up on Thursday and mom and grams are going too.

For now I like my circle of five and wouldn’t change it for the world.   Who is your circle of five and what would you change about it if you could?

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