It occurred to me in the laundry room that fall grass stains on the jeans of 3rd grade boys are very much like the pains of childbirth.
Time lessens the intensity in your memory.
Sure, you remember they were bad.
But THIS BAD?!?
It appears Johnathan has been having a good time on the playground.
A while ago I was mowing the lawn, which in our case spreads here & there around different parts of our property. I was over by the sawmill shed, trimming around the buildings & small pond. The boat (trailered) needed to be moved so I could mow under it. I didn't feel like hooking up to it with the four wheeler, and so I decided to just lift the tongue of the trailer & move it by hand. It was heavier / harder than I expected, but with some fair amount of strain I got it moved in a few (painful on the hands) attempts. As I did, Beau said, "WOW, Mom! YOU'RE JUST LIKE MISS TRUNCHBULL!!"
I think he was honestly impressed and offering his appreciation for my efforts, but If you've ever seen the movie Matilda, that is something of a non-compliment.(For the record, Miss Trunchbull does lift & move a car.)
Lilly got the sweetest note from one of her friends this week.
I wish we
were sisters do
you? I love
It's touching to see that even though she wasn't born with sisters, she's finding them in her friends.
While Beau & I were digging root vegetables out of the garden this week, he asked if I would want to live in China Town. I said no. He informed me that China Town is VERY, VERY hot.
Mitch has been working away from home since the first day of school. My hands have never been more full. Not with newborn or toddler twins or any other time.. THESE are the busiest days I've seen. Full of good things, no doubt! But busy.
Not enough hours in our evenings.. I wish I could somehow sit at the table to help with 2nd & 3rd grade homework and be in the kitchen making dinner at the same time. Or if only I could be getting dinner on the table, or helping with homework, when I'm running to get Mason & Eric from football practice instead.
While getting Lilly tucked in & her clothes laid for the next day, it would be so helpful if I could be downstairs seeing that Johnathan has brushed his teeth, picked up his legos enough not to trip on them in the night, and gotten into bed to read. (because if I'm not there to make sure of it, you can bet he hasn't.)
Hallelujah to that.
I love seeing how many carrots & bananas the younger kids have been eating for after school snacks.
And hearing about their days. Johnathan has been doing yoga in school and Lilly has been learning all about kites.
Mason & Eric have had their noses in books most available moments. I'm glad to see them enjoying reading more than ever before.
We didn't have any football games this week - but last week there were two. Eric was out of commission for both, but Mason had some HUGE plays, performing very well - giving us spectators quite a show.
And hey- it's Friday. We get to catch a small break (maybe? hopefully.. ) over the weekend. :)