Saturday, August 21, 2010

When all else fails . . . semi-naked painting

Okay so it is getting close to the end of summer, a few weeks until activities start up again, a couple mornings a week of pre-school and Max will enter third grade. I have had to try a little harder to entertain. Dropped Max at camp in the morning and he was picked up and went to a friends house for an overnight. Ellie and Sam miss him and get bored when he is gone all day.
Late in the day I had played all the princess girls I could muster and zoomed cars with Sam for hours . . . I had to resort to taking the clothes off and getting out the paints. It kept them entertained for at least 45 minutes, which was long enough for me to crack a beer and get dinner started . . .
Once I had found my calm again, I gave them a quick wash with the hose and was able to make it through the rest of the night until bedtime. I have to say it was a good night after a VERY LONG day! It is getting easier and I remind myself that I will miss these days at some point . . . but for now sometimes I just have to find a way to make it through the day!


Me? A Mom? said...

love that hand picture.

Are you flying solo this week? I need to go back and read your other posts.

Hang in there!

Three Dancing Magpies said...

Cara, is it that obvious that Steve was out of town all week? Looking forward to school starting for sure!

Love what you have been sewing lately! Actually I love everything you sew anytime!

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