Another goal for this year is to *try* not to come right in from work and jump right into cleaning the house. My house is usually in chaos, being that I have two children who have way too many toys. Don't get me wrong...Chris does a great job as a stay-at-home-dad! He is just fabulous. When I come home, the kids are alive, happy, healthy, and have had a great time. Most of the time. He does a better job than I do. The house is not always clean, however, and my compulsion is to come in, pick up toys, empty/reload the dishwasher, etc...but honestly? When I am old and the kids are grown and have moved out, am I going to look back on these days and wish my house had been cleaner? Ummm, no. I am going to wish I'd played with them more, colored/painted/played with Play-doh, dollies, action figures, just a few minutes more. I'm not sure how well I have done these past few days, but I am trying to do better about that.
Chris and I are both anxious about the kids getting back to preschool in a couple of weeks (they start on August 16) because they are so stinkin' bored at home. They desperately need to run around outside and be with other kids so they stop driving each other nuts. Chris would take them outside during the day except today it is SO.VERY.HOT. Today the temp was 100 degrees and the air was so thick with humidity it was not even funny. Can't take these little ones out in this weather. Hannah has had a summer cold and has been fussy and running a low grade fever the past couple of days (not constant, just at night) so she hasn't been sleeping well. When she doesn't sleep well, we don't sleep well. Its been rough. I don't know how Chris does it, but I am so grateful he does. He's my hero.
So anyway, that's the whirlwind that is our life these days...Is it any wonder that some days we consider just giving the kids Benadryl for dinner? :)