It's definitely harder to get posts in now that we're in school! Things happen, and I take pictures, and I have good intentions, but then I just can't get it blogged! So here goes, a random assortment of thoughts and events that are only related because of the week they happened in.
One night we actually all(except Adrienne who was at dance of course) sat down to a nice dinner. It was misery. Alexa was crying because she didn't like it(she doesn't like anything that counts as real food, and makes dinnertime miserable every night). We had the usual "eat your damn food or you're going to bed right now" conversation. Sof has been "playing" with her food a lot lately. I've decided that when you're smart enough to learn your colors, shapes, and some letters, you're smart enough to figure out no, stop, and consequences. So...when she dumped her mac n' cheese out of the bowl I took her whole dinner away. She cried, then Lexi cried. Sweet Lexi's heart couldn't handle it. Mark asked why she was crying and she said, "Mom's being mean to Sof!". I then had to explain that it's not being mean, it's called parenting, and if more people did it we wouldn't have so many poorly behaved children in this world! The point of this story is that even when your intentions are right, sometimes life isn't the storybook you want it to be. That night stuck in my head because it really was a miserable dinnertime, but after dinner we went outside. It was a beautiful night and we just threw the ball around, watered flowers, and jumped rope. The laundry was overflowing, carpet needed to be vacuumed, and countertops needed wiping. Lucky me, it was all still waiting when we came in, and I did it with a happy heart knowing we had an hour of quality time that was better than a planned meal, clean house, or organized closet.
Adrienne's middle school musical is "Alice in Wonderland". Of course she had her heart set on being Alice. She was well prepared for the audition and felt good about it. In the Jr. musical there is small Alice, Alice, and tall Alice. This is a problem because Adrienne is pretty tall. Bottom line is she didn't get it. Who knows why, but she didn't. She got the role of "Rose" which is the lead flower in the garden. She has lines and a small solo singing part. It was one of those moments you hate to see your kid go through, but have the responsibility as the parent to make it a teachable moment. When life gives you thorns be the best rose there ever was. Lesson learned.
You know when you think an outfit is cute, but you put it on your kid and it fits just right and looks even more cute then you thought it was going to? That happened...
Even better? I didn't even have to buy that outfit! It came in a package from Grandma. Don't you just love getting mail?
If you take a nap with a toddler running around, check your face when you get up.
I think I blogged about our last performance of the season. I lied. We just had real last performance of the season! It was at a local fair, with rides and all. It was a beautiful day and fun time.
After dancing we had an hour to have some fun before Adrienne had to be back at the studio for choreography. That was plenty of time for everyone to ride two rides.
Another great week behind us and one on the horizon. The circle of life...Monday-Friday-Sunday, and Monday again...