We haven’t been doing much and when we come home we kinda just fall into the house, the kids do whatever it is they’ve been dying to do (Chopped Kids At Home a.k.a destroy the kitchen) and I start to prep for the next day while getting dinner together. It amazes me how much I feel like I don’t see the kids, but how short my temper is with them. It seems that even though I don’t see them for eight hours straight, I come home a feel stretched thin. Like I’ve been saying no to them jumping off the roof all day when in reality I’ve not even seen them. I should love on them, inquiring about their days, but instead, I’m reminding them to shower, brush their teeth, eat dinner, and clean out their lunch bags and yelling when they don’t do as they’re told quickly. Ugh. It makes me feel like I need a much-needed break from them when in reality what I need is more of them. I’ll be going down to one day a week really soon, so hopefully, we can get back into what our routine usually is, and what is comfortable for all of us.
A few weeks ago Lylah was saying she couldn’t see what I wrote down for her to copy. My house is small, y’all, and what I wrote was taped to the kitchen cabinet, and she was sitting at the kitchen table. A trip to the eye doctor happened a week later. Poor girl actually can’t see very well and has a hardcore astigmatism in her right eye. I will totally admit when it was time to pick out her glasses I tried to be the good mom by telling her she could choose whichever she wanted (in the $100 glasses + lenses category, let’s be real) and there were some really cute options that I tried to push on her. Even a pair that I thought looked amazing on her, but she wasn’t interested in any of them. Right when we were about to go somewhere else to get her glasses she found the pair. A quirky pair of pink ombre glasses with an odd shape. They’re so her, and I wanted to make sure that she loved whatever she got (whether I did or not.) so my real opinion didn’t matter.
Tuesday my friend Amie and I took her son, Ryder, and Emma (hahaha) to see Cars 3. Watching the movie was fun… and by fun I mean it was great hanging out on the carpeted stairs at the very back of the theater with Ryder and Emma. It could have been worse, and Ryder said he had fun, so it was a win. BUT, the REAL fun was after the movies! Amie introduced me to ALDI!
Who knew I was missing so much awesomeness!? There were a few things in there that were more expensive than HEB (where my heart will always belong) but overall the prices were excellent, and I got a large bag of trail mix for six dollars- I think that was the most significant price difference I noticed. We buy our eggs in bulk, so even though the eggs were .89 a dozen that’s not something I paid much mind to.
Thursday we ended up doing a lot. I didn’t go into work, so we drove into Round Rock (read about how that went here– ya, know how I lost my cool and such.) to get my new phone, and then we got some more groceries, and headed home to CLEAN! I worked full time when Hayden and Ella were toddlers, and Lylah was a baby; I would leave my house clean in the morning, and it would be clean when I got home at night. That is NOT how things work now, in case you’re wondering. It’s a constant game of catch-up so that’s what we did.
Then on Saturday we took a super long nature walk and came home equipped with some super awesome items! It felt good to do something we were used to doing during the week and the kids were happy to be bringing home random junk… er… treasures. Fun fact: Herman told the kids he used to eat those bean-looking things as a kid. They got a kick out of that!
How’s your week been?