So Yippie I can Jump For Joy Because Hubby is HOME!!! He's HOME! Yes my Knight in Shining Armor is back from his support trip and my single parenting days are at an end. All I can hear from the girls bed room is a male voice "pick it up, put it away, a tornado hit this room" type comments and noises of shutting drawers and crumpled papers going in the trash can. It was partially clean this afternoon. Glad I'm in here and not out there. You know how they name hurricanes I think this tornado can be named as well :-) I know exactly who messed up that room. Little Miss had a play date today with J.
You see I let Little Miss go back in time to the 1970's today. You know the good old days where children can ride their bikes over to a friends house on the spur of the moment, knock on the door and asked that age old question... "Can you come out and play?" I wonder when did this simple question transform into emails and phone calls from mom to mom. When did we start planning play dates for our children like they are orthodontist appointments that need to be scheduled 1 month in advance? Really? J. rode her bike back here and they had a great time pretending to be a tornado and scattering toys, doll clothing and Legos to the 4 winds. I could hear them having so much fun and giggling and acting NORMAL... Wow Little M acting normal!!! (do do do dooo twilight zone music is playing in the back ground).
The whole "play date" thing was started because Little Miss Sunshine was over at a friends and Little M was lonely. Playing Laura Ingalls by yourself at the store is pretty boring. Ok Ok I did let her talk to me because she is not the one who pulls or tugs on me. If she wants something she may ask, but she takes No for an answer (in the store at least). I just realized this today. Little M takes disappointment so much better than Little Miss Sunshine. The tears, the emotional blackmail was not present. Oh the drama of not getting what I ask for Oh oh I'm dying here... I know she feels things so deeply maybe too deeply. When told "No." Little M. may say "But I want it!, Or "Pullllleeese" in a joking tone Or best of all "O.K." in a already reconciled to it tone. A hey I tried, got a no, Didn't think I would get it, but it never hurts to ask additude.
School today was topsy turvy! I'm flabbergasted could the kids sleeping in the same bed while Daddy was gone caused them to rub off on each other??? Little Miss Sunshine could not do Math, Could not do her research project, horribly mixed up narration, but did great on dictation (spelling). Little M. Did a fine narration, breezed though her math, got all her school work done and did her chores without being reminded. (do do do dooo twilight zone music is playing in the back ground again).
Sometimes I tell my friend C. I wish I could mix up and stir my children to give them equal parts of what they both have too much of and to level out those areas of difficultly they each have. How odd today it looks like something in that direction was achieved. It was not at all as I envisioned it!
Icing on the cake was I had a whole 20 minutes to myself!!! alone!!! in the house. It was pure bliss!!!