Stayed home today with my sick kid.
We both cried as we watched the velveteen rabbit.
We ate some toast.
We drank ginger ale.
And now we’ve rallied enough to move off the couch.
Younger child at camp.
Older child without something to do.
Look up idea for artwork online.
No longer bored.
My family has our favorite children’s books. I’m sitting in my home office, trying to get some work done, overhearing my family reading from one of their favorite picture books. The title is Animalia. Each page is a different letter of the alphabet and contains numerous pictures of each letter contained within the page. It is so sweet to hear them — our almost 11 year old is joining in. We certainly enough our books. Here’s a link to the book I’m talking about.
My first grader was very tired and clingy today following a fun field trip that was also totally overwhelming.
My husband is out of town. She asked if she could snuggle to sleep in my bed. How do I decide- move her or let her stay?
Years ago (ahem 9? 8?) I recall having a conversation at a kid class (ECFE for the Minnesota readers) about dinner food. Several friends (sharon, missy, that’s you!) were amazed that my family would eat sandwiches for dinner and be satisfied. I don’t claim to be any kind of patenting expert, but it isall in the presentation. Tonight’s dinner?
I present you with the cheering I received. It was all about the stupid toothpick flags I made – one with an L and one with an E. I hope you can make out the hair flying as the kids are jumping up and down.
My dinner? A lovely chopped salad, with baked chicken and bacon bits.
As a parent there are so many highs and lows. It feels like lately we’ve seen some of the extreme lows. Couple that with a barely functioning sewer line for a few weeks, end of the spring semester stress and a very long winter. But today I’m delighting.
I’m sitting on the couch, drinking coffee, listening to my girls playing in their room. What a sweet sound.
in the background? The sound of the washer humming in the basement.
Life is looking up here at Ice Station Zebra.