- This week at school, the kids celebrated Dr. Seuss' birthday. I didn't realize this until Monday, and didn't feel like throwing together a costume for Andrew in time for his Wednesday class. Luckily his beyond awesome teacher took care of things, and dressed up the kids like mini "Cat in the Hats". Look at this child. Seriously, I could eat him up.
- Daylight Savings Time - Let me preface this by saying my kids are wonderful sleepers at home, meaning they both sleep through the night and take good naps unless they aren't feeling well. I feel very blessed, because I know this is a major struggle for some families. Now for the complaining: Until I had kids, I LOVED "fall back." Now with kids, I CANNOT WAIT for "spring forward." Little man has decided that 5:45 am is his new wake up time, and this is not ok. He has been extra cranky the last few weeks because of it and I want my happy boy back. I'm praying that the one hour loss of "spring forward" will bring both of us some extra sleep (stop rolling your eyes...I need my 8 hours). Even if it's only for a few days, I'll be happy.
- If you needed more proof that I'm crazy: Last year I found these Rubbermaid bins to store the kids' clothes that they've grown out of. The key feature is that they are 71 quarts, not the standard 66 (yes, the 5 extra quarts matter). A few weekends ago while the kids were at Granny's house in Bryan, I discovered that they were being discontinued. So how did Jon and I spend our free Saturday? I made him drive to 6 Home Depots to collect enough bins to fit their clothes until they turn 12. And it made me so happy. I am married to a good man. He just rolled his eyes once, kept driving, and put on a good show of acting equally as excited as I was when we found 22 bins at Home Depot #6. (No, I did not buy them all. I left a few for the other crazies. Or maybe that's just me).
- The wheels in Madeline's head are constantly turning. She asks 85489485 questions a day, but the child processes everything that we say. She does not take a simple explanation for anything. So imagine how I felt when she asked the following two questions within a week of each other:
"Is Jesus going to take my heart?" - She asked this one day after I picked her up from school. She attends a Christian-based school, so I'm sure there was discussion of Jesus living in your heart. Four year olds take things quite literally, so this one made me laugh.
I guess I should start preparing myself for when she asks where babies come from. At the rate we're going, I'm sure she'll be asking soon. Stork? Anyone?
- I've written before about how much Andrew likes Madeline's toys. He looks up to her and wants to share her interests. Lately, he's been all about the doll house. This morning I was pleasantly surprised to see that (in his words) "little men picnic." He was setting up his Lego men with the doll furniture. I'll take what I can get.