I’m sooooo tired. I’m tempted to go to bed, but I’m trying sneak in as much time on Andy’s b-day surprise as possible while he’s gone…so I’ll probably drink some more tea.
Love love love this stuff. I’m not much into advertizing gimmicks, but it really works and gives me a “pick me up.” It’s good hot or iced, and at $10 for 36 bags, it’s cheaper than iced mochas. It’s been a fun-filled week (why I’m tired), well, and I’ve given up on giving my kids naps. For 1, I was tired of fighting Jack to sleep 2 times a day and for 2, when he would nap he’d stay up until 10–I like checking out as a mom at 8. It’s hard to hang in there for those few extra hours when I need to recharge for the next day…So, no naps anymore. The first day of deciding to forego the nap, I took them to the park to keep them awake. There was barely anyone there during the nap hours, except for some 3 and 4 yr. olds sharing a Mt. Dew. I chuckled.
Yesterday was a very nice 4th of July. Our kids slept in until 9 am!!! (Which was nice since we were up with friends until 1 am 🙂 And we went to the zoo. Even though we have a zoo pass, I’ve never been a huge fan. It always seems like it’s filled with cranky kids and frustrated parents and animals whose cages are too small…but yesterday, was a very very fun time. We all enjoyed ourselves.
Seems like I’m working backwards here, but a few days ago, I enlisted our kids in “Discipline Bootcamp.” Following a 2 wk. vacation and 1 wk. of illness, they were out of control. Sun. lunch, Andy and I were blankly staring at each other like “When did we relinquish control of our own home?” So…Mon. was hard core bootcamp. It was madness. They woke up and went to bed screaming. Tues. they started weakening. (Although we did wake up to Jack crying because Miles was spanking him.) Wed. and today have been enjoyable. I was in for a long haul…but I think they just needed to test the boundaries and realize yes, there’s still consequences. (I did get too laxed when they were sick and running such a high fever) Discipline is not fun–I have to really push buttons to stay consistent, but it was good this week to see it pay off.
Andy bought me this Saturday. We sold mine a few months ago at our garage sale, and I was thankful because it was so heavy to pull our 100 lbs. of kids in a trailer, but with this it feels like nothing! Now all I want to do is ride around on it. It’s soooo comfortable!
Sat. we’re going to Chicago to pick up Andy’s mom. We were telling our kids about it, and Miles said “Chicago? To get a donut?” His memory is astounding. In March, (on my Mar. 9th post) we were looking at cars for Andy’s parents and went to Chicago to look at one, but it was no good, so we went to Krispy Kreme and came home. And Miles remembered!
This all seems so disjointed. I may just go to bed afterall…but the last funny thing I have to say is I’ve been trying to think about more than household stay-at-home mom things, and since we have Time and Newsweek lying around, I’ve been reading them and am addicted. Not so much to the headlines as the quirky little articles they have. I read one about where all our lost luggage goes. It’s so fascinating, but there’s a store in Alabama found here and they buy lost luggage that’s sat for 90 days unclaimed and sell the articles inside. It’s crazy what they’ve found inside these bags, and their store is huge (a block). But they say people carry their best clothes and perfumes, etc. with them so everything’s practically new, and they have a ton of digital cameras, strollers, jewelry, etc. SO, we’re taking the teens to Mississippi in a few weeks and we’re going to take a little detour and stop there. It is kinda sad when I think about it. But I don’t think I’ll have a problem buying a double jogging stroller for $40. Is that bad? It said airlines reimburse people up to $2500 for lost bags, but they’ve found lots of wedding dresses and diamond rings, and that makes me sad. I won’t buy those 🙂