Great wonderful busy week. My sister Rhonda is in town. (Everyone at church today thought she was me and Ruby was Avery. Pretty hilarious, but a little annoying for Rhonda!)
Aquarium on Friday. I LOOOOVE the aquarium with my kids. We used to have a membership, so my kids know Zoe (the zebra shark) and Calypso (the sea turtle) by name and love seeing them. Jackson brought a notebook (for observations) and a checklist to check off which type of Sharks he saw. He is so into his ocean animals- I love it. I took him out of school for the trip and didn't feel even a teeny bit guilty. It did end up taking 2.5 hours to get home-thank you DC traffic--but still worth the trip.
My house looks like *&@8^ . If I were a swearer I'd fill in the blank there. We seem to make messes at home, then just run over to Grandmas to play and hang out.
Every week I say, things will calm down when I get more organized and just get things cleaned out, but some very wise moms have informed me that life just doesn't calm down. My sweet husband is kind to remind me that this is the life we chose- to have kids who make messes and a house to mess up. We just need to be happy that we have those things.
I do feel so blessed. My kids are adorable and sweet and kind- with just a few tantrums (by an increasingly stubborn 3 year-old) mixed in. I am often short on patience, and I'm not by any means the most amazing mother, but my kids are somehow blossoming despite many parental shortcomings.
Tomorrow is Monday- my love/hate day! I love it because I'm so motivated to clean and get things checked off my list, but hate it because it's the day I'm most likely to feel overwhelmed. My laundry is piled high, my floors are grimy, so I say, bring it on!
Does anyone else love/hate Mondays like me?