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.
Nothing to share except thank you for taking me down memory lane once again when my now 19 and 22 boys were the ages of Big and Little. They’re ears, imaginations, and words are beyond memorable at ages 2 and almost 5!
It’s definitely an entertaining time of life!
ah-ha: Finn’s previous issue with non-elastic-waist pants and collared shirts seems to have faded… for now at least. (I’m not holding my breath, but I’ll enjoy it while it lasts!)
no no: Or rather lots of “no’s” that were ignored… Let’s just say a pool and a toddler will always lead to wetness. No one fell in, but somehow that didn’t really matter… thank goodness for the spare outfit.
hooray: Just before dinner, Seamus decided to remove his diaper, but his shirt was so long, we didn’t notice… not until he asked to go potty. :)!
Here’s to another great week :)!
A great week indeed…sounds like lots of good progress (and fun) in your house. Congrats!
Congrats on your ingenuity and patience to get that fixed! I don’t think I would’ve stuck with it so diligently.
Thanks, April! This was truly a milestone for me too. My husband, who typically IS that patient, couldn’t have been more impressed with me (since I’m usually the one to lose it after a few minutes).