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Sunday, September 29, 2013

To Play or Not to Play

I can't help but shake my head at this. I think my kids totally screw with me sometimes.
Last weekend I brought both of them straight to a football game after church to see Dada refereeing. I packed chairs, snacks, drinks, toys and more snacks. They spent most of the time wrestling around and tackling each other which usually would have been OK except they were both in their going-to-church clothes... and ended up with grass & dirt stains on their khakis and pretty white tights.
Today I thought I would be one step ahead of them (haha) and change them BEFORE we went to the field so I played octopus-Mom and changed both of them in the church bathroom as one would try to open the door and escape while I was wrangling the other into jeans or shoes.
They BOTH sat quietly on the blanket and ate their grapes and pretzels. In their play clothes. With permission to run around and be tumbly-kids.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Henry's Day when he gets his way

Feeling like Mom of the year right now. Henry told me all about his day after I left for work this morning.

Henry pitched a fit and REFUSED to put on a jacket which meant he ended up staying inside during recess.

He told his daycare teacher he ate breakfast so he didn't have to with the intention of eating at kindergarten because it's new and cool and then couldn't eat there without a note from home so he didn't have breakfast at all.

Then he "couldn't find" his take-home folder and told his teacher we didn't put it in his bookbag when all he had to do was LOOK better.

So he went to school on a chilly day with no jacket, no breakfast and no take-home folder and I have to come to terms with the fact that I can prepare and plan all I want, but I can't do everything for him.