How long ago did we change the clocks back? Who still has children waking up between 5 and 5:30 am? Ooof. Not cool! Can we please leave the clocks alone? The day did not improve from my kids' early morning wake up, so I'm getting my oldest to bed and hitting the hay. Hoping some good sleep puts me in a better mindset for tomorrow.
Kids always choose the confines of the car to practice harmonies. Tonight's car entertainment was Alvin and the Chipmunks "please Christmas don't be late." Let's just say that there is room for improvement.
Our two caseworkers were here this afternoon and were impressed with my ability to hold three conversations simultaneously and how calm the house felt in spite of all the kids. I said that if that ruse could continue, they could never ever look at our kitchen or laundry room and they always have to come on days we've been to the library when all kids are happily living in their book comas. #fostercare #fosterlove
In honor of his ewok ancestry, he shall be called Charlie Wicket.
The gang's ALL here. introducing charlie, along with the regular characters we call family.
Many valid points here. I look at my kids and wonder what will be left for them. We are praying for those reeling from these great losses and the fear they feel in their guts and the pictures they see over and over in their minds. We're also praying for the people who commit these atrocious murders. We're praying that somehow, some way, this would stop. We talk about kindness and love, starting here in this home and spreading to our community and out into the world. They ask questions. I admit I don't know many of the answers. We pray.
Box labeled "warm woolens" was just unearthed in pod 2. Can you hear the cheering from MN? That's because the kids can't wait to wear them skiing, hopefully next week!
That's what I'm talking about! Empty pod gone and two full pods awaiting our strong, hauling arms.
Things I learned tonight. If you are in the same time zone as Bob Goff, author of Love Does, you should really, really, really go to hear him speak. Really. And, if you live and love big and boldly, there will be epic fails. Allow yourself 2 epic fails each year, but they can't involve relationships. Relationships you must keep working at. What a life affirming, soul serving evening. Just exactly what the doctor ordered. And, if you haven't read it yet, Love Does by Bob Goff. Do it, people. Every last one of ya.
We were going through Audrey's warm clothes last night and she pulled out a pair of shimmery orange pants. "Can you put these in, like, my fancy pile or something?" I know where she came from, but, seriously, where did she come from? Love her originality.
This mama/principal decided to cut school down to bare bones today and spend the day tackling the clutter in our house, playing board games, having a hip hop dance party, and just being. It's been fabulous. Plus, I now know that watching a 5 and 3 year old play monopoly by themselves is quite amusing.