Oh my goodness, the days are going by so fast. Just thought I’d write before I went off to bed to update on what’s been going on this week.
Mike’s parents had the kids all weekend long…yay! It totally recharged my battery as a mom. We are so thankful that they do this often for us and just about the time that I find myself running out of steam, they call. This time I was doubly blessed because not only did they ask to keep them from Saturday until Monday, but they called back on Thursday and asked if they could pick them up a day EARLIER than scheduled.
So what were our wild and crazy plans for the weekend?
We went to a basketball game of three of our Jr. High girls then we crashed a Sweet 16 party for a high schooler. As we were leaving the house, we got into a great conversation in the foyer and we didn’t leave for another half-hour. I love that – I love seeing our students connect with Mike and want to talk, talk, and talk some more. And I love that we weren’t all “uh, sorry, we gotta go…you know…the kids…” It was a nice chance (for me, especially) to linger.
I lingered all weekend, it was awesome. After church on Sunday. At the Super Bowl party later that night. I needed that.
On Saturday, I was quite productive at home. I cleaned the entire house and reorganized the play area downstairs in our basement. Including the table where Max plays with Legos, which was out of control.
I knew I was going to be in trouble with Max for clearing off the hundreds of Lego pieces piled up on top of the table, but I exercised my right as Mom and did the deed anyway. Sure enough, he (very dramatically) said he couldn’t believe I did that because he was looking for a certain Lego piece before he left.
The missing Lego was found within, oh, about two minutes. Peace was restored. And he was happy that I surprised him with something good, too. On Saturday I sorted through all three huge bins of Legos to find as many mini-figures as I could possibly find. Then I put them all in one small box.
So nice and organized.
It’s funny. Things didn’t stay this organized for long after they came home. In fact, the house is a complete mess.
Gotta go, no time to linger.