This has been quite the boring week. I have sat down at the computer no less than 12 times this week, intending to write a witty post about the kids, or my life or whatever. I got nothin'.
Nada. Zilch. Zero.
This week has pretty much been one of those weeks where I can't remember what I've done. You know...like when you are driving, but really deep in thought and then realize that you don't remember actually driving from point A to point B. I mean, obviously you did, because you arrived at point B, but you could not describe one single thing about the road or the scenery.
Yep. That's my week in a nutshell.
Oh, we've had a few events that have startled me out of my routine. Nathan lost both of his front teeth in the past week, and has apparently joined some sort of club on the playground for kids who are missing their two top, front teeth. He's understandably proud.
And Grace had a bit of a meltdown involving a sandbox, peeing in her pants and shoes, and some screaming as she went down the hallway of our church preschool department during Parent's Day Out. I am understandably proud. Or not.
And, of course, there is the stress of Planning the Firstborn's Seventh Birthday Party that has had me searching the web for age appropriate games and ideas for things to do. Have I mentioned that dealing with kids is not my gift? It stresses me out to think that I am responsible for entertaining 3 additional boys for several hours this Friday. Did I mention that it's supposed to rain?
Being the organizational freak that I am, I feel compelled to have indoor and outdoor activities planned, so that I'll be ready for anything. The reality is that the boys will probably end up entertaining themselves as seven year olds are wont to do, and I will feel silly when it's all over for worrying about it to begin with.
Ooh! Ooh! I just remembered something worth mentioning here! I had my first complete year of blogging published in a book! It's really cool, with all of my posts and pictures. I had it done as a keepsake for Nathan and Grace so that they will be able to see the struggles and triumphs of my life, when they are adults with kids of their own. If you are interested in doing this with you own blog (or an actual story you have written), just go to Blurb.com to check it out. I got the idea from Buffi, and I'm glad that I did it.
In closing, here is a picture of Nathan with his snaggle-tooth grin. Now he really looks like a first grader!