Today was a day.
First of all, who knew that Easter Monday was a thing? For years Jon and I have debated this; me saying yes, it’s a stat for lots of places, him saying no it’s not a thing.
Well, guess who works for an employer that honours Easter Monday as a stat now??
It was very nice since the kids had a PD day and Jon woke me up in the morning saying that the YMCA had a regular class schedule happening today, so I got out of bed and got my butt to the gym before going to get half of my groceries (turned out I stopped writing my grocery list halfway through my meal plan so I didn’t buy anything for dinners. So frustrating!!).
I came home and Jon went to the gym for a class, then he came home for lunch and did homework while the kids moaned and whined that they wanted to go swimming in between fighting and being bossy and playing outside and playing video games and watching various screens. We told them we’d go swimming after they ate dinner.
Well, turns out they didn’t *like* dinner. So they didn’t eat. So we didn’t go swimming.
At 6:30, their sassy grumpy bad attitudes got them sent to their rooms for the evening – to read until they were ready to sleep. Jon and I were DONE listening to them whine and boss and fight, and were tired of the 11 year old’s disrespect.
Jon went out to get the rest of the groceries while I went bedroom to bedroom spending time talking with and tucking each child.
The oldest one and the youngest two took turns crying in rotation.
By 8:30, I had calmed them all down for the most part, tucked them each in at least once, and had one little girl laying on the floor in her bedroom doorway with a bowl and water saying she wasn’t feeling well.
No kidding; sibling sleepovers all weekend, an overload of chocolate and excitement, and then ending the four day weekend by crying for two hours straight…of course you aren’t feeling well.
I am exhausted and so looking forward to tomorrow when life is back to normal for me. No job outside of the home, gym time and kids back to school. I hate to wish away time, but ah, Tuesday…my favourite day.