Another sarcy one for the fans:
1. I am always amazed at my children’s ability to just smell whenever I am in a rush in the mornings. It feels like they do everything super slow and are even more particular about wardrobe/toothpaste/porridge/fruit choices than usual. No wonder my dentist says I’m hard on my teeth, it’s because I grind them in the morning. I’m just grateful I managed to get to my appointment with my old friend, well worth the early morning teeth-grinding!
2. Another fun-filled afternoon of shopping. I needed to print out 4 photos for my in-laws (don’t ask, they are going to visit family and scoffed at the idea of pics on a cd.) and buy 3 things at Pick and Pay. It all went well until I almost lost a child in one of those big revolving doors. It was another foot-dragging wanderer. (Mignon). Followed by some more grinding of teeth. I’m just grateful we made it to the car.
3. Ah hell, I’m just bloody grateful they went to bed tonight. My In-laws were here for supper before they leave tomorrow and my alcohol consumption was direct correlation to the kids’ behaviour. (Read: I had A LOT of wine.) Half-way through supper I had an out-of-body experience and for just a moment saw what they probably saw, because I’m so used to the chaos of it all. This one doesn’t want meat (Isabel), another is mortally offended by a stray mushroom found on a plate (Mignon) and yet another took one look and promptly left the table. He was coaxed bribed threatened back, but almost tripped on his lip dragging on the floor. I love them ‘stukkend’, but I love them most that last 5 minutes of the day when I can kiss them goodnight.
We are hopefully going away and (I’m really, really, very grateful about this) managed to dodge my sister and her non-boyfriend coming along. Yes, that’s a story for another post. Or not. I suspect my parents are reading my blog, but they know how I feel about this.
What are your plans for the long-weekend?