It was just another average week around here. And you know what that means…lots of laughs, a few tears and some lessons to share.
Lesson #1: Years of Suzuki piano lessons weren’t wasted on me. When the kids’ little piano broke into pieces (let’s just say they weren’t practicing their scales), I put the whole thing back together by playing Mary Had A Little Lamb and Axel F Theme over and over in different keys until everything sounded right and the puzzle fit. Yep, I was the hero for about 30 wonderful seconds (which isn’t even close to how long it took to fix it).
Lesson #2: Just when we think the kids aren’t listening to a thing we say, Lenny overhears Big shout to Little, “Are you trying to test me?!”
Lesson #3: Letting your little boys carry flowers home from the Farmer’s Market shortens their life dramatically. (The flowers’, not the boys’.)
Lesson #4: When the Disney branding machine gets inside your kids’ heads and all they want to watch is Jake and the Neverland Pirates, don’t be surprised when a) every household object becomes a sword and b) they start calling you “matey” and mumbling a frustrated “scalawag” at annoying little brothers.
Lesson #5: It’s kind of hard not to take it personally when Little only wants Daddy. For everything. For weeks. But now that he’s back in a Mommy phase, a few dirty diapers and a major grocery store meltdown (that had one woman practically dialing CPS because she thought we’d left him, but he was hiding from Lenny), have me realizing it wasn’t so bad after all.
How about you? Any noteworthy moments to share? Here’s to another week of ah-has, no-nos and hoorays.