Yes, my dad let my three-year-old drive his wheelchair. But boy, did he have fun!
We just finished the longest Christmas vacation ever. 3 weeks!!! Full weeks!! It was a blast. It was genuinely fun because we didn’t spend the whole 3 weeks in any one place. We went south, then we went north, then we went home, then we went back south, then back home. We had a good time with it!
We watched pretty much every Christmas movie ever made.
And we were terrible.
We let the kids stay up as late as 10 some nights. I know. The shame! Other nights we put them to bed at 8, but there was one night we were at a big reunion party. It was an hour and a half from home, and by the time we got home and got the boys all in bed, it was after midnight!
I know!!! We are never this shocking. We are such boring people normally.
Some people skip stones…..we chunk boulders. (Don’t worry. Only into the water, and no one got hurt.)
I don’t think I got out of bed before 7:30am a single morning.
Discipline? I would say we were the opposite of disciplined…
We took the kids to two different movies. We let the boys sleep as late as they wanted, and for some of them that was actually until 8 or 8:30am!!
A disproportionate amount of corn dogs, candy canes, and chicken fingers was consumed.
JD has about quit napping completely.
The boys played so much Skylanders they’ve already beaten the new game twice.
decorating the Christmas tree cookie cake
We built Lego creations, we colored, we ate ice cream, we played with cousins and friends. We got spoiled by grandparents. We completely forgot about reality.
I kept saying things like, “Tomorrow we HAVE to get back on schedule. Tomorrow we’ll all go to bed at 8, and I’ll set alarms and get up at 6….”
Never happened. Never.
Dan and I found this centipede(?) on a walk. I’m not a bug expert. Centipede was my best guess.
And so tonight we didn’t even bother to put everyone to bed until 9 or 9:30. I made coffee and did the dishes. You will be happy to know that we did actually make them shower.
Alan is furiously re-immersing himself in work emails. He took a ton of time off too.
I laid out my clothes but totally forgot to lay out THE BOYS’ clothes. Who knows if we’ll be able to find anyone’s shoes or belts tomorrow.
I set my alarm for 5:30am…..but you know I’m the worst EVER at getting up when my alarm goes off. I set my alarm, and Alan actually laughed. Sigh.
I’m scared y’all. I think we actually had too much fun on our break. I don’t think we can go back to real life. I’m afraid no one will be able to wake up tomorrow morning!!!
I don’t think this is an irrational fear.
We played Star Wars. Ha! Just kidding. THEY played Star Wars. I’m not that cool.
Why does real life have to be so very very real and strict and work-like???
Ah, but it does. You can’t train children for the world without upholding standards in their childhood. You can’t expect them to go to college if you don’t first teach them elementary math. And have you seen elementary math??? It’s not all that easy!
Tomorrow is the big day! Are you ready?? Were any of you as big of slackers as we were??? Tell me we are not alone!!!
Well, if you were, we would like to wish you all the best of luck. I’m sure everyone’s shoes will be clean, dry, and easily found. Everyone will be on time, and no one will cry. Well, maybe me at 5:30am. I might cry. I’m just not so sure I “got this”!!!
Okay. Deep breaths. We’ll be fine. What’s a good verse we can recite to ourselves?? Oh yeah.
Have not I commanded you? Be strong and of good courage. Be not afraid neither be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.
Gotta go. The Benadryl I took to make myself go to sleep earlier is finally starting to kick in…