WOW, what a long weekend! I took off on Friday and went straight to the store, then came home to start cooking. I get a text from Ash saying his brother’s flight got canceled! We went back and forth forever and finally, he was able to get another similarly timed flight and still get in around 11:30, which was close to his original arrival time. Geez though, it was sketchy there for a bit. We went to Elliot’s baseball game where his team was apparently sandbagging: they were getting beaten by a team who only had 5 kids show up until the bottom of the 6th (and final) inning. Then they won by one point. Crazy! Ash and I machine-gunned GoTs episodes until he had to get his bro and they pretty much went to sleep soon as they got home… they had a race to be to in the morning!
They were out of the house by 5:45 to drive out to Torreya state park for a 7 AM race start time. Meanwhile, kids and I had breakfast etc before driving out there ourselves. We ended up waiting a lot longer for Ash because he reinjured his ankle. Around 12, I took Baby home and the boys stayed to watch Uncle Elliot finish. Once everyone was back in town, we went for a late lunch/early dinner at La Fiesta. After that, we only had a couple hours to mess around before the babysitter came for Dakota and the rest of us went to Monster Jam! I love those bigass trucks, I tell you what. My country side comes through when we go to those kinds of events. I am super glad I bought earphones to drown out the sound though. We learned our lesson a few years ago. We were home by 9:15 and that long day was put to rest.
Sunday was pretty relaxed but rainy so we couldn’t do much outside. We walked around Costco and had lunch and watch more Game of Thrones eps. Uncle Ell’s plane left at 6 so we all drove him out there around 4:30 and the kids cried, of course. Though little Elliot was a hot mess all weekend. I mean, downright AWFUL. He and I had it out last night and today, I think he has righted himself. Kids are allowed to be emotional and moody but My God, that was too much. If you had boys between 7 and 8, please tell me they have issues too. My friends’ kids apparently do but it’s only a small consolation when we’re dealing with this behaviour at home.
So yes, much better morning for all of us. Rainy here though so that kind of sucks, because I have errands to run on my lunch break. Oh well; I’ll have to gut it out.
We’re dealing with songs about cars and/or specific names of cars/trucks. Here are my picks; pretty varied!