summer 2011

summer 2011

Paul and I, all 16 kids and Ashley, Benjamin's wife...Christmas 2012

Paul and I, all 16 kids and Ashley, Benjamin's wife...Christmas 2012

Thursday, April 11, 2013

cozy afternoon....

This is me right now, sitting in my comfy chair...

Can you see why it is so hard to get my youngest child out of bed and ready for school in the morning?

She yawns and stretches, and puts that thumb back in her mouth....

Miss Char was already hopping around the room...trying on a pretty mask.

They went to school...but Kathryn and Suzanne didn't. Suze and I looked at hotels in Florida while I sipped my morning coffee and listened to the freezing rain hit the gutters. I straightened up the house, did some laundry, and then took Kap and Suze to Kohl's....and Aldi...and Wegmans. They got some shorts, blue Gatorade, and chips. They did that tapping their cheeks thing that the kid in Despicable Me did, at the register in Kohl's. They were asking me to please please join them, so I said maybe when we got in the van I would. The poor cashier, he didn't know what to think.

Yes, I am a Bad Mom, taking girls who skip school out shopping. But. We had fun. We talked and bonded and laughed and it was totally worth it.

And, for the record - they didn't feel well. Officially anyway. is now afternoon, the chicken is in the oven, and we are having a huge salad. I will make some potatoes also for the children. I am going to get off this computer, and take a few small kids to the pool before we eat dinner. I have been too slack-y with the exercise. blah. I just want to go get into my comfy bed and read a book...or better yet, take a snooze. I want to eat some cookies too, but I won't get into that.

And I won't. Eat cookies, that is.

The kids are eagerly getting their school clothes back on for our trip to the pool.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I completely agree, a day with Mum does wonders for the children, no matter what you end up doing. I think even some smart teachers would understand and agree with this.

Oh Camille, how adorable, it would be hard to get her out of that comfy bed!

You look great too!!