A friend of mine reminded me that with my life, there is always blog fodder. Sad but true.
We had a crazy weekend….again….who thought having kids birthdays be a month apart all in a freaking row was a GOOD idea???? Between Patrick racing away to do aircare, I tried to clean up and thanked the gods that the girls said yes to the movies with Caity for her birthday. We saw Brave. Which is excellent by the way…even if you are not a mom or a daughter or Scottish. Though all those things do help. It was a perfect movie to see with my lovely girl.
Honestly. Every time I try to cut the costs of birthdays, it seems to cost more. Suffice it to say it was another weekend with a house full of kids. What I didn’t do was have goody bags this year. NONE. I felt I provided enough entertainment at both…one an epic water fight with everything they could think of to use, plus cake and snacks and then I took 3 girls to see Brave and paid for theatre snacks. THAT is enough. I haven’t heard any complaints either. So people…enough with the goody bags filled with crap.
As much as my kids drive me nut with their sassy talk and attitude. I love their confidence, energy and enthusiasm. They are so alive and I feed of that. The hordes of kids going in and out of the house. The noise. The chaos. Is fun…sure it rattles the nerves and forget getting anything done. But for the summer….their laughter seems to be more important.
I don’t have the kids signed up for anything in particular but we do hope to have day trips and hopefully some camping too. Hopefully I can blog about some new places to explore around town and let you all know about it. Got some ideas about Crunchy Carpets which we will see how they pan out.