This week has been insane. Samantha is on spring break, Ellie refuses to nap while her sister is home, I have a lot of work to do and Tim’s schedule has been all over the place. My ladies have needed constant stimulation and Ellie has wanted to be a part of everything Sam does, much to Samantha’s chagrin.
Still, I’m kind of sad that the week is almost over. Aside from fits of screaming and crying and assertions that Elyssa is mean and Samantha no longer likes her, we’ve been all crafty, had a fun picnic, had a little spa day, sang and danced around like wild women, and read some good books among other things.
Sam’s not so fond of down time, so while I was trying (unsuccessfully) to get the little bean down for a nap, I used one of the prompts from Mama Kat’s Writing Workshop to buy a little time (yes they’re supposed to be writing prompts for me to consider, but hey. A girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do):
Ask your child to name 10 things (or less)
they’d like to do for Spring Break
- Go camping.
- Go to the beach with (and only with) Nana and Papa.
- Eat ice cream on a hill.
- Go in the pool.
- Climb a tree while singing.
- Go to the movies outside.
- Learn how to do a somersault.
- Try to catch a mermaid.
- Go wherever [I want] in a store.
- Write 100 words.
She’s kind of hilarious. I love that she tried to make ordinary things a little out of the ordinary by adding things like “on a hill” and “while singing.” Most of these things won’t be completed before next Tuesday, but summer vacation is looming and we’ll need a major to-do list then. Catching a mermaid will definitely be on the top of that list!
I jumped into the shower when my husband got home from work the other night–and it was night because a sick little muffin wouldn’t let me detach myself from her all day–and went to wash my hair only to realize that I only had an empty bottle of conditioner to work with. Shower fail. My hair was in desperate need of detangling.
I stood under the warm water and thought for a second, realizing I couldn’t remember the last time I did something as luxurious as putting lotion on my legs after I shaved.
No wonder I’ve been feeling so cranky lately. This must change. I need:
What do you reach for when you need a little me time?
So my birthday is coming up this weekend and I can’t talk to anyone without being asked what I want. To be honest, I’ve been so consumed by the thought that my little bean will be one next week (!!!) that I keep forgetting about my own birthday.
So, since I’ve been throwing out nothing but I don’t knooooows, I decided to put together a little roundup of things I’ve had my eye on… and that you might want too!
Are you with me on any of these? And do you have as tough a time as I do thinking of gift ideas for yourself?
I’d be thrilled to spend the entire weekend like this. Just with another little munchkin curled up in the other armpit and a husband clawing for any space he can grab onto.
Sadly, the hubs is working on Saturday so there will be no massive snuggle fest. Instead, I’ll have a dance party with the girls Saturday morning (my little bean can’t help but dance when she hears Beyonce) and I’ll probably take them to a Dr. Seuss party in the afternoon and maybe we’ll try our hand at this cute St. Patrick’s Day craft.
Sunday will be more dancing and a big girls pre-birthday lunch.
What are you up to?
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