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Busy Weekend, Busy Monday

This past weekend was a busy one. I think it seemed busier to me since I lacked sleep for most of it. It happened to be the weekend that two groups that I am part of had parties, mix that with taking care of children and cleaning parts of the apartment 😱, let’s just say I’m glad that this does not happen for me every weekend. Although, getting up both mornings this weekend to deal with the kids, it was still worth it. ♥😊

This week has already started off different. Instead of my youngest going to OT on Friday, she was able to move him to today, since she took that day off which was awesome because he loves OT, especially all the swings that we don’t have. I’ve looked at possibly getting something that installs in the door frame but he really likes to swing and spin. He comes by the honestly. 😉 Let’s just say he would hit the door frame constantly. I’ve looked at various tripods and such, but the stability just isn’t there or he would run into the polls while trying to spin. So a hard point(s) it is, but it will have to wait until we get into a different place.

After OT we usually run errands or just chill because that’s his day off preschool, so when he had to get ready for school and on the bus he wasn’t so sure about that. Pushing through a few tears and whining, off to school he went. I can tell he had a busy day full of sensory things as he passed out within 15 mins of being put to bed. It usually takes him a little while to calm down and pass out. Nope, not so tonight. 💤

Of course the older two managed to clean and vacuum their rooms today, even if they complained while they did. I learned that Netflix remade the Popples show, who knew? Also listened to Dork Diaries for a bit with my daughter. It’s funny because I would have never thought my children would read books like me (several at once) but we are listening to Brave and How to Train Your Dragon while in the car, then they have other chapter books they read/listen to every evening. I think it’s pretty cool but I’ve also found out that listening to the books on CD makes me sleepy. I guess you can say there is something soothing about being read to.

The rest of the week looks to be busy for me but relaxing for the kids with only 2 days of school this week. Thanksgiving plans sort of, kinda made for staying home on Thursday with taking the kids to my parents for a bit on black Friday, no shopping for me that day. Here’s to hoping this holiday will be a bit more relaxed, fewer upsets, more food consumed (less chasing the youngest while food is warm), and me not losing my mind or sleep due to the change in routine.

 

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It’s been one of those days

I can’t believe it’s already November 16th. A fair amount of Halloween decorations are still up which some of them could pass for Thanksgiving at least that’s what I keep telling myself. We still have some pumpkins, so you know….  Unfortunately, I don’t think there is a single room that is clean here and tons of dishes are piled up. (sigh) I spent about 15 mins on the computer this morning to find that my youngest had completely emptied the water container out in the fridge. I took it as an opportunity to clean out the fridge because everything needed taken out and dried off anyway, thus the overflow of dirty dishes. 😢 This in turn means I now have more trash bags to take out and, oh yeah, I started in on going through all the boys clothes to see what doesn’t fit anymore. I’m sure that our normal clearing out of some toys in preparation for Santa will be next on my things to do. Did I mention I had to get a new phone so I lost all my contacts and pictures? To add to all of this hubby’s Grandmother passed away Monday, or that’s when we were told about it. I’ve met her a few times, the kids have not but kept asking if it was their Grandma which then started a whole new conversation explaining that it was their Great Grandma.

I decided it was a Harry Potter movie sort of day . Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, it was. I tried Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone but the only copy I could find had a crack in it. Luckily it was not my special edition with the extended scenes. Yes, I own several copies of the first few movies in this series. The kids have been watching them since they were little. They are usually a must on rainy days or when they aren’t feeling well. I think it’s about time to reread them too.

“It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are far more than our abilities.” -Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling

Seriously…

Another funny quote. My cousin and I were just talking about it  -Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets: