Today was a lot like yesterday. We stayed at home with the exception of a quick run to the grocery store. We were supposed to meet some friends and play this afternoon, but didn’t go because Nathan still wasn’t feeling great…bummer.
They played well together this morning.
I told them to start cleaning up and Nathan said, “Mommy, you’re driving me crazy!” I laughed out loud and asked him where he heard that (hoping he wouldn’t say from me). He said, “Remember that book you read me last night. That’s what that Mommy says to her kid.”
He was referring to this book…
on this page.
I needed a few things for dinner, so we made a trip to the grocery store. This particular store has like four kinds of carts and it was an ordeal to decide which one we wanted. They have some with steering wheels on the top and some with cars on the bottom. They wanted the car one, but Henry couldn’t fit…we looked like a circus. At one point an employee came over to see if he could help. We finally decided on a regular cart for the boys (since Nathan didn’t feel like pushing a small cart),
and a little one for Hannah.
Can you tell I’m in total control of the situation?
We finished up our shopping and were about to check out when Nathan yells that he has to poo-poo and that it was coming out. I normally would have made him wait until we got home but didn’t want him to have an explosion in the store, so we went to the bathroom (which was all the way in the back). Of course he only went #1 and then Hannah had to go. We finally finished up and made it out of there!
After lunch, I told Nathan whenever he was ready he could go take his nap. This seems to work better than just telling him it’s naptime. He thinks he makes the decision and we avoid a meltdown. It doesn’t work all the time, but today it did. He played for about five minutes and then crawled in his bed and took about a two hour nap. Hannah had room time and I had a little Henry time.
Then I put him on his play mat (he loves this thing), and had a little mommy time.
I had a twenty minute break to enjoy some coffee with whip cream and read a few pages of my devotional. Energy and grace. Two things that were crucial to make it through the rest of the day.
While the boys were sleeping, Hannah put on a talent show.
Later she read Henry some books.
I made the Pioneer Woman’s pot roast and put it in the oven at 1:00. It was done around 4:30. Our neighbor had shoulder surgery today, so we took some over to her family.
Scott took Henry for a walk while I repeatedly sent the kids back to bed and took turns snuggling with them.
It was a good day, but I’m tired.