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!