Thursday, June 27, 2013

I've lost my buttons

Today was a nice day.

Most days are fairly nice, but I noticed that today seemed especially nice. I've been noticing lately that when I don't give my kids the attention they need throughout the day, we all end up grouchy. So, I've been trying to change.

Today we went to play group at the park, where my girls played for a few minutes, but spent most of the time sitting on our picnic blanket watching other kids play & begging me for snacks. We left when my knee pits started to get sweaty. I'm positive you really wanted that little piece of information.

After lunch, the girls took naps & I watched an episode of Inspector Lewis (my current Amazon Instant Video fix).

When they woke up, I blew up our play pool in the back yard with my husband's air compressor, which really makes quick work of it, and prevents me from hyperventilating. We filled the pool with about 6 inches of water & put our swimsuits on. The girls had a great time spraying me with squirt bottles, dumping water on my head, & making huge splashes by jumping up and down. And you know what, I enjoyed it, too. Even though I really wanted to tell them to stop pouring water onto my face, & my contacts were totally screwed up in my eyeballs, I let them play & giggle! We had fun!

While I made dinner, my husband cleaned up the living room and the girls "helped." We had biscuits and gravy, and both of the girls devoured it.

In getting the girls ready for bed, I noticed that Sharon's pajamas were missing a button. I already had the sewing machine out, so I asked if she wanted me to sew a new button on her shirt. Alas, I can't find my box of buttons, which is filled to the brim with every color of button. So, she's going to bed with her belly hanging out, and hopefully I'll be able to find the box tomorrow.

So, my advice to you tonight: play with your kids, let them dump water on you, read them that one book that they ask you to read a million times a day, or give them a piggy back ride to bed. They'll love it, and you probably will, too.

Oh, and if you've seen my box of buttons, will you please pick out a purple one & send it to me?