Happy Easter, Spring Break, and birthday to Big! That’s right, it’s been a huge, sugary, fun-filled week around here. (But let’s face it, it hasn’t all been pretty…)
Lesson #1: As Lenny put it, if Pink weren’t the youngest, and the only girl, and so adorable, she wouldn’t get away with nearly as much. (Even Big said, “I don’t remember being this funny when I was little!”)
Lesson #2: There comes a point when ignoring a toddler’s tantrum starts working against you. Like when she climbs on the kitchen table screaming. And sits on your dinner plate.
Lesson #3: The smartest way to avoid bedtime? Throw your lovey in your brother’s bath. That’s guaranteed to score you an extra 30 minutes of quality meltdown time.
Lesson #4: Big gets his ease with animals from me. This week we’ve been beta-fish-sitting and he keeps asking why Golfie is flaring his gills and trying to scare him.
Lesson #5: The only thing that makes me a better mom than getting mad at Little for never listening, is discovering his ears are so filled with fluid he actually can’t hear most of what I say.
Lesson #6: Turning 7 is so exciting, it makes even the shiest of the bunch talk to strangers everywhere to announce the milestone.
Lesson #7: While most mini-golf courses have windmills, roundabouts, and other obstacles to make things more interesting, in honor of Big’s special day, we brought our own. The cranky toddler.
Lesson #8: You don’t have to be a great cook to enjoy a multifaceted Easter brunch. Pink led the way taking down her chocolate bunny’s ears, followed by some M&M’s and a Cheerios chaser. That girl knows how to do it right.
Lesson #9: When Pink hands me Cadbury eggs while chanting, “Eat it, eat it!”, who am I to disappoint?
Lesson #10: Naked Easter is all fun and games until someone sprays their water gun all over the slide (that happens to be on the concrete driveway at the time) for an extra fast ride. (Next year the Easter Bunny will be sure to put Band-Aids in the baskets.)
May you have a soft, concrete-free landing when you come down from your sugar high. I plan to stay on the couch all night just in case…