Friday, July 3, 2009

We have good days too.

Pin It We really do. :) Today was one of them!

Our plan for the day? NOTHING!

I told the kids that I'm really tired of the TV being on. In all of the flux of the last month, well, the TV has become a babysitter. Yesterday I hit the point where if I heard the Phineas and Ferb theme song one more time, my head was going to EXPLODE. (What, is that played in an endless loop or something??) SO, today was TV OFF day.

It started out with me lounging around in bed a little too long. The girls did too, so I bribed Brendan with some chocolate milk to come snuggle me. He did, and we tickled and snuggled and played. Then the girls got up and laughed at me while I kept my appointment with Jillian the torturer. I had to laugh too, because while they were giggling, SOMEONE stepped up and became the workout buddy that mommy so desperately needed. I wish I could have gotten a pic of Brendan doing crunches. Priceless.

Then the kids decimated the living room, building a cushion and comforter fort and actually giggling and playing together. Oh my heavens, I had forgotten this was even possible. All three??? And no crying, shrieking, hitting, snarky comments? YES!! For over an hour they did this! By this point, I had hit delirium.

The day continued very well, other than one squabble between the little ones about who would have the supreme honor of opening the door. (Yes, my kids really will fight over anything. I do remember as a kid teasing my brother mercilessly because I stepped in dog poop and he didn't ... so I guess my little apples don't fall too far from the tree.) As I think through the day though, I think that was the only battle. Seriously.

I did some random cleaning and am happy to say that I now have a clean bedroom! My bedroom tends to become the catch-all, and it was driving me crazy. There's still some work to be done here, but it is so much better than it was, and I'm not overwhelmed at all at what is left. I'm in a throw stuff away mood (Jim, if you're reading this ... be afraid ... be very afraid) and I'm already scoping out the neighbors to see if they're around ... just in case I need some trash overflow.

So ... totally random post, but after all of my whiny posts, I thought I would just share that we have good days too. :) Praise God for this one, because we all desperately needed a good day after the last few days!


The Mama said...

Sounds like a pretty great day, Mel!

gina m said...

*looking VERY innocent, and singing under her breath* "It's a hundred and four days of summer vacation and school comes along just to end it, so the annual problem of our generation is finding a good way to spe-end it..."

*evil grin* Can you tell we've watched it a billion and four times at our house?

melanie said...

Mooooooooooommmm!!! Phineas and Ferb are making a title sequence~!!!

:-P ~~

gina m said...

heeheehee!!!!! That sentence is my favorite part of the whole song. I always do that part when the 3 of us are singing along.

And when they start tattling on each other here at home, I just look at them in disgust and say it, and they walk away knowing they have been utterly defeated by the evil Uber-mom.

Becky said...

LOL! Glad you had a good one. Those blanket tents are the best!! My kids have discovered that they can stretch one blanket from cabinet to cabinet and span the ENTIRE living room area. And, yes, it's one of the few projects that doesn't elicit bickering. Praying for more days like this for you!!!