This month alone my kids have NINE days without school! (OK, some are half-days...but every mom knows it doesn't really count if they are home before lunch.) And the days they are in school, parents seem required to show up for bake sales, conferences, Thanksgiving feasts or bookfairs. Four kids. Three schools. Having elementary age children is not as relaxing as I had pictured back when I had a houseful of babies and toddlers. That's all I'm sayin'...
Anyway, I am choosing joy and enjoying some quality time with the little munchkins this week.
Today, we spent the morning at the township police station with some Cub Scout friends. They loved it and I learned that all you really need to keep a buncha kids in line is a pair of handcuffs, a badge, a gun and a K9 attack dog.
This was Jake's last requirement to fulfill in order to earn his Bear. Scouting is the highlight of his life. The kid has earned so many beltloops, he's going to need another belt! I love it. His leaders are amazing and it is a great way for Jake to be with other kids in a non-competitive, friendly environment.
Finally, the B-side on my honky-tonk record is "Last Night My Computer Kicked the Bucket". The Gabtop is in critical condition, friends. Please send good karma our way.
Because, right now, I am typing away in Brad's office. It is approximately 19 degrees Fahrenheit and wanly lit with one pathetic little lightbulb, which still somehow manages to highlight some very disturbing carpet stains.