Let’s all pause to remember this song:
How about a recap of my week?
On Monday and Tuesday we had my nieces here. Chicken just cried and cried when they left. They have great friends here that they see all of the time, but there is something special about their time with their cousins. I loved time with my cousins growing up and I’m glad they have that bond, too.
This is when I told them to look like they were having a miserable time, so I could send that picture to my brother and sister-in-law. (My six year old niece couldn’t quite hold on to the “miserable” look):
Wednesday was behavior boot camp day, which happens after every visit with family. When they are with their grandparents, they are spoiled rotten (as it should be) and therefore need a strong dose of reality when they get back home with me. No, we are not watching a show at 8:00 a.m. (and again at 10:00, and noon, and so on) and we are not getting Sweet Frogs after every meal, either.
When they are with their cousins I pretty much don’t interact with them at all, because they hide out in the bedroom and play ponies/dragons/tigers for hours on end. And whenever there is a sleepover with any family, no one sleeps as much as normal and everyone is strung out the next day. Everyone gets a little snippier with each other and I let things slide because it’s only a couple of days. Hence, behavior boot camp on Wednesday, and getting everyone back on track. It must have really worn the Monkey out, because this is where I found him napping:
I was alarmed. But, at the same time, the other day he took his nap in a big cardboard box our neighbors gave us after they got a new toilet. And a few months ago he napped like this (except with the lid on):
Yesterday was my work day, so the kids were with their favorite sitter of all times (when they weren’t in preschool or homeschool co-op). She came back yesterday evening to give me and my dreamboat husband a night out. It was great.
Today the sun is shining and I spent some time with my youngest, walking to the library to check out some books just for me.
Do you think the librarians judge me for checking out People magazines? Because I do that. And a book about the Duggar family. What can I say, I am full of surprises and contradictions. But who isn’t curious about how a family of 20 does…anything?
Now I’m off to pack up my summer clothes and purge a bunch of stuff that doesn’t fit or looks like crap on me. Woohoo!
Anyone else have a good week like I did? Happy weekending, everyone.