Well, at least on the blog.
Things have been hectic at home. We’re in week #1 of Winter Break- the Oldest Kidlet gets three weeks off of school. Add in the fact that Christmas is Sunday, and… well, things are crazy.
Last Sunday, I had horrible stomach cramps and had to lie down. So TheBoy made Turtle Bread (bread that is shaped like a turtle, not made with) with the Oldest Kidlet. Monday, we ran errands, saw Santa, and broke out watercolors for the boys to paint with. Tuesday we… oh, I can’t remember what made Tuesday special. You see, the Oldest Kidlet wants to get the most out of his vacation, so he’s been looking for exciting things to do. Tuesday we hung out in pajamas, painted, and the boys ran around in the backyard.
Today they slept in. Until 7:20 am. Yes, that’s sleeping in around here- usually I’m lucky if it’s 6 am when they get up. I got up, went to the bathroom and when I peeked in, they were still sleeping. So I climbed back in bed and played on my phone. When I heard them awake, I opened the door. “Mommy, I’m awake!” said the Little Kidlet, excited and perky in the way that he gets when he’s had enough time to wake up on his own. “Mommy, can we go to the zoo today,” the Oldest Kidlet whined.
I did a double take. You see, we’re going to the zoo tomorrow with my parents. I hadn’t mentioned it to the kids, because I didn’t want to hear about it all week long- but it’s like he knew. Almost. After arranging the time with my parents, I told him. He squealed and sat down to play. “Well, we don’t have to do anything exciting today, Mommy. Pajamas and painting is fine for today.” Good.
I was good and got a head start with Christmas shopping. I had all but 4 gifts picked out. I needed to buy gifts for my parents, and well, the boys wouldn’t tell us what they were going to ask Santa for. So we had to wait for that. One blurted out his list to Santa, and I had to translate. The other whispered it so quietly that it took 5 times for me to figure out what he was trying to say. The good news is that I’m officially finished with gifts as of today. I just have to wrap them all. (I still have to buy the food for the holiday meal for Little Kidlet. While I’ve been cleared to eat normal food, this kid is still going to have meals on Christmas Eve and Christmas. That I’m going to make sure of.)
I’ve also been writing, which might be why I haven’t blogged much. Most of my brain is wrapped up in this plot and trying to get it finished by my birthday so that I can get back to my novel. Out out random bit of fiction.
Here’s to hoping that this holiday filled week finds everyone well!