While I’ve learned a lot about being stuck in bed, I figure that deserves its own post later this week. For now, I just have a few reflections on our family fun (and meltdowns) this week.
Lesson #1: I tend to write about my kids’ sweetest moments so I can re-read the stories and be reminded of why I adore my kids on the not-so-great days. (I did a lot of re-reading this week.)
Lesson #2: Just when you think your kid has an immune system of steel (thanks to years of suffering through every bug imaginable), something new comes along to knock him (and everyone who has to deal with him) out.
Lesson #3: Not having a TV in my room has allowed me to do something I say I never have time for. Read. And, the bonus: I actually feel smarter at the end of an “episode”. (Half way through The Help and loving it just like so many of you said I would.)
Lesson #4: Even the most predictable kids can surprise you sometimes. While Big tends to be the one who’s excited about the baby, the other day when I said, “When you were Little’s age, you were still the only kid in our family. He’s so lucky that he has you to learn from and play with. Isn’t having a brother great?” He answered, “Yeah. But I’m not so sure about a sister!” And Little, who openly admits he plans to have nothing to do with his baby sister, ran up to my belly the other day, kissed it and said, “Love ya, baby!”
Lesson #5: There is such a thing as birthday party withdrawls. This is the first weekend in what seems like forever that the kids didn’t have a party to go to (which was good considering Big’s hack attacks). To make up for it, Lenny and the boys blew up our jumpy house in the backyard and chowed down on pizza. I think that will hold them over to next weekend’s party. I think.
Hope it’s a great week ahead for you…and that you’ll share something funny/sweet/memorable you learned this week in the comments!
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