Crazy busy weekend in the books! As I mentioned last week, Ash went to a birthday get-together down at the coast. I couldn’t go, of course, so I picked up the younger kids and the original plan was to head to Target then get Elliot from his day trip to a water park. Except they didn’t come back at 6 as planned. No, they didn’t get home until 7:30. So I got him and his friend, Addy, then a pizza. It was a looong evening. They all played together really well and then after Isaac was in bed, the other boys watched a movie. Elliot was exhausted so he was done by 11 but his friend couldn’t sleep. I stayed up with him until 12 but then he just couldn’t get to sleep and started crying for his parents so I had to wake up his dad. Sigh. I know this happens to kids but I was just so tired.
In the end, it worked out for the best that he wasn’t there the next day; I got quite a bit of cleaning done. It’s been a while since I really tackled the house. By 11:30, we were taking Ell out to my boss’s house for her grandson’s birthday. Luckily, Ash got back a bit earlier than anticipated so I got a break; though the younger kids did nap so it was quiet for a little while anyway. I went back out to get Elliot, hung around for maybe 30 mins, then we went to our friends’ (Addy’s parents) going away party at the arcade. We didn’t stay all that long though; all the activity was taking its toll on Elliot and he was melting down. So that evening was all baths and parking it on the couch.
We were up early Sunday so Ash and Ell could run and then by 9, we were on our way to Mashes Sands beach. We hadn’t been before but it was great! Even though it was overcast most of the time, the temp was wonderful and the kids had fun. The afternoon was all laundry and beer and cooking dinner and not much else. I was happy to just relax for the most part. Later, I reflected on some things. I hate when friends move away but that’s the peril of working at a university and with graduate students. In this case, their kids and my kids also must deal with separation. It’s a fact of life, I know. But I feel badly for Elliot. It’s not the last friend he’ll have to say good bye to, that’s for sure. Anywho, let’s get to the music, eh?
The theme is funny or work songs but I like work songs better. This first one – I warn you – has a “bad” word in it but it’s a great punk song. The other is from one of my all-time favorite 80s bands!