Normally I feel really guilty for not blogging but I actually feel okay that I've taken a little break. I hope that I can try to take 20 minutes a day to update with whatever little nonsense is on my mind and get back into a routine.
Speaking of routine... ugh. This summer has felt SOOOO blah! I honestly feel like I don't have time to really focus on any task for longer than a few minutes without having one of the kids needing me for something (usually this would mean breaking up a squabble between the boys or redirecting them from whatever chaos they are creating... typical typical!). I'm actually looking forward to school starting. Wait, no.... I'm not, but I am. Does that make sense? I'm looking forward to my "new role" here at home being a WAHM (errr... work at home mom) and hopefully will find it easier to get work done when the boys are at school and it is just Amelia and I here. I am still thinking of putting Amelia in daycare one day a week, but we'll see...
Tonight Porter (or, really, the boys...) are having their first friend sleepover. Eian, our neighbor, is staying the night. I forget how it feels to be a kid and have a friend over, and more than once I found myself irritated with the noise and busy-ness and wanting to put them to bed early. But then I remembered how fun it was to stay up late and be silly and be imaginative and have fun with a friend, so I tried to loosen up. Hudson did go to bed earlier than P and E because he was having meltdowns, but Porter and Eian stayed up and played dress up, GI Joes, made a fort in the playhouse in the basement and giggled and chitty chatted. I was sewing downstairs so it was cute entertainment while I sewed.
[soda and popsicles from gary and linda]