Back to the perks:
2. One of my sisters in law told me once that our garbage is always full. I think she is right. Now that she has five kids she says hers is the same. Anyhow, I think that I take out the garbage more than anyone else at our house. Now, when I see the full garbage can, I can ignore it, even if it's overflowing -- if I go in another room. Otherwise I am just pretending to ignore it.
3. I no longer need to push the heavy grocery cart when I go shopping or lift the heavy bags, and I always have company, and my kids get to learn my fabulous shopping methods (which consist of starting at the back of the store and moving forward and getting everything on my list and everything I see that I forgot to put on my list without having to move backwards to get anything I forgot--what a great method! :) Besides, who wouldn't want to shop with Connor?
4. I attended Kayli and Connor's band concert last night. They both did well -- at least I couldn't hear them goof from where I was sitting. I could see Connor's elbow occasionally and Kayli's face if I leaned a little. Afterwards it was time to put away the heavy, uncomfortable chair that I had been sitting on. Since I tend to tell everyone about my woes, my nice friend pretty much did a body block to keep me from stacking my own chair. So, I get to sit in the uncomfortable chair, but I do not have to stack it!
5. Okay, so really, how many perks to pain can there be? Probably more than I listed here but if I'm going to take Connor shopping I'd best get the list made. Here's hoping that the beach has restorative powers, or at least sunshine!