My husband went back to work today, but only through the end of the week. I’m on my own with three kids who are already tired of no routine. I feel ya, guys. I could do with some actual work to do. However, I did do some throughout the day yesterday; stuff I couldn’t do until after I was already on break. I also put away my Christmas decor and though it’s a little early, I was happy to reclaim the space in my little living room. If any one moment made me realize how much we need both a living room and a family room (and maybe even an office) in whatever new house we buy it was yesterday. I was sick of my entire family. I know that sounds awful but the kids were at each others’ throats and we’d all been home for so so long.
My goal for today is to be patient with them; to exercise a little restraint but at the same time, they won’t get away with petty fighting either. I just spent an inordinate amount of time looking up stuff we could do today and nothing really stood out. It’s hard to bridge the gap between a 9 year old and a 3 year old. What would make them both happy?
Anyway, I wanted to briefly run through the things we did this year, as I see all these posts about how bad 2016 was. Honestly, mine was not that bad!
So here’s a quick run-down:
New Years in Pensacola; second Christmas and brewery visits
Ash’s dad visited; went to soccer games with us and enjoyed his grandchildren