And we are still going strong! Linking up with Kathryn (and posting every day – so far!) for a week of diary like posts about our ordinary little life! Here is Monday and Tuesday and Wednesday if you want to be fully immersed!
Today was much more ordinary and mundane. I had overly ambitious plans to take the kids to Costco at 10 when it opened, but those plans were quickly dashed on the rocks of cranky children who refused to eat or get dressed or co-operate in any way. So we stayed at home. Clara ventured out to play in the snow
And less than 5 minutes later, was back inside
When I accepted that it was going to be a “Home” day, I had to pick at least one chore I never get to and tackle it so I had some accomplishment of the day. I chose cleaning our room, since its for sure one I rarely get to. The kids were so “helpful” as I moved furniture and vacuumed. Anyways its much better now. I can never seem to leave the furniture in the same place if I vacuum, so I re-arranged the room and like the new set up much better! We will see how it works out and how many times I trip trying to walk to the bathroom in the dark.
After that I tried to think of some quiet activity we could do, the kids were whiny and the TV was so tempting. Tessa fell asleep around this time and it turned out to be a long long nap, so I am glad we were home and she got all the sleep she needed. In tried to resist turning on the TV and thought I would try the oft pinned sheet+fan fort idea.
My take? It’s way harder than it looks. (Unless you up for duct take on your floors maybe) So frustrating and sweaty and every time someone enters or leaves the whole fort deflates.
So it really ended up more like this: One more mess to clean up later. Can you tell today was a little frustrating?
For all of us I think.
I tried distracting them with skyping their favourite (and only so far) cousin. Gabe and Hugh are almost “Twin cousins” (a reoccurring tradition in my family) because they were born exactly a week apart. At the time we shared a home with them, so they are so close and really sweet to watch growing up together, even though our families live 3 hrs apart now. And although Gabe’s 7 days older, Hugh makes up for it by being about 17 pounds bigger than him.
So yes there was lots of fight breaking up and crying child comforting (and clean up. the really really unplesent kind) interspersed with trying to get them to eat so they would be happy playing for a few seconds
Do pickles count as lunch? Just pickles? better than nothing? Add a tortilla and call it a meal. It will give at least enough energy to fight some bad guys with the vacuum hose.
But before the afternoon was over I made an effort to reclaim it, straightened my hair, put on some lipstick and clean clothes, twice, (and took a selfie while nursing the baby) So that I could be a bit of a more welcoming sight for Brian when he got home from work.
The afternoon and evening were not too remarkable. I made dinner, the kids had to be tricked into eating any of it (beef and barley soup) and then Brian convinced me to run out alone, really alone, without even the baby, to Costco to get laundry soap since we had completely run out. He was so sweet and cleaned up the dishes and terribly messy play room while I was out, so we have a nice clean house to begin tomorrow hopefully on a much better note.
So I got a little bit of alone time in the Costco gas bar line up. At least gas was cheap! And then a leisurely stroll through the aisles. Before waiting in the checkout line up (The closest Costco also happens to be the busiest location in North America. Lucky me!)
The subtitle for this week could be “Parking Spot Blessings” because once again (it happened on Tuesday at the mall!) the spot directly in front of the door was available, so I am counting my blessings and close parking spots in the freezing cold are certainly one!
I have big plans for tomorrow so if the kids have a good night and are up for it tomorrow, we may go visit a friend and it is Friday after all – as Clara would squeal: “WEEEEKEND!!! No Work No Work No Work for Two DAYS!!” So we have made it thus far my friends, on we go! Thanks for following along if you have made it this far!