We took Hines drive home from church today and saw a bunch of kids sledding. Mari, of course, was quite interested and wanted to know if we could go sledding sometime, I said sure. I believe she sensed a lack of commitment on my part and so proceeded with “this year?”, and then I said sure again, she followed that up with “can we go tomorrow?” to which I had to say no because it’s a school day and it just wouldn’t work out. She was really fine with that but then I started thinking about what a perfect day it would be to go so I called our friends & neighbors and Mari’s best friend Issy to see if she could join us. We worked it out and picked her up an hour later and had a really fun time. Kelly hasn’t felt well for a couple days (MSG problems we think), so it was nice for him to have some quiet time while the boys napped. They are sharing a room now and he had to go in there after an hour because they were whooping it up still (it’s pretty cute to listen to them actually), but then they didn’t take a long enough nap and were a bit crabby when they got up.
Mom tip: If you’re faced with a tired/sick husband and boys being grumpy from too short of naps and thinking about the next 3 hours with a little hesitation, call your in-laws and ask them to go out to dinner to kill some time. Trust me, everyone will be happier and they’ll probably even help you put the kids to bed:)
PS The rice cleaned up great today!