Today I'm thankful for the ability to keep my cool. Apparently my sister-in-law has come up with a way to place her own child's bad behavior squarely upon my oldest's shoulders. The two girl's actually got to play with each other a few times this weekend, at grandma's house, and since then, Stacey has repeatedly told me how mouthy my child was. When I asked grandma how the two girls had gotten along, she told me they got along like they normally do . . . with Kasey (my neice) being "the boss", and Bayleigh trying to hold her own. Bayleigh acted perfectly fine when she came home, and grandma said in the particular instance that Stacey keeps bringing up, that Bayleigh hadn't been mouthy at all, so I'm inclined to think the problem lies in the other court, although I don't deny that my little girl can be sassy at times. (But that is saved exclusively for me. Aren't I lucky?!) If I'm reminded one more time about how mouthy my child is, you can make sure it will be nipped in the bud. Ehem . . .
And now on to more pleasant things . . .
like a frosty sunrise. (F.Y.I. ~ I don't advise running outside in near arctic temperatures in your pj's, just to get a few shots of the sunrise, a very wise thing to do. Put on a coat and hat (and GLOVES) for heaven's sake!)
I ended up having Kasey and Bayleigh, and Eli and Cole for Sunday School class this morning. It's almost ALWAYS chaotic when all four of them are in the same tiny classroom. Getting anything to stick in their little heads would indeed take a miracle.
When we got home from church, I had truly hoped to get to FOCUS on a nap, but the kids had other plans. Eli didn't take his nap until around 4:00 p.m., so I just made myself take the first steps needed to get our bedding washed and three laundry baskets full of clothes put away.
Aw well . . . I can sleep when I'm dead. RIGHT?!
I'm hoping to get the kids to bed early, so I can get some much needed rest before we start back to school in the morning. We have a heat wave heading our way and we may even get above freezing by Tuesday or Wednesday! WHOOWHOO! Something to look forward to!