I just had a bowl of Honey Nut Cheerios. Anna and Noah are home from school today, Eli is currently teething and crying in his Daddy’s arms as I type. I don’t really feel bad because he would cry in my arms, too and also, he did this with me all day long yesterday. The first three days of this week were really amazing, Eli and I had such great days, they reminded me of being at home with Anna and Noah when they were babies.
And then yesterday was so different. It wasn’t horrible it was just difficult. Eli is definitely getting his top teeth, maybe even five…is that possible? Anna and Noah are on fall break yesterday and today. Anna is taking pictures of her feet and the ceiling fan with our point and shoot and Noah is playing Wii.
Today should be a good day of Halloween festivities. Halloween is so much work between the costumes, the pumpkin carving, the candy…Yesterday I allowed Anna and Noah to have one piece of candy every 90 minutes between 10 and 4. I thought this would alleviate the millions of times they ask me for candy but they still asked right at the 90 minute mark “if they could have that piece of candy.”
Anna was going to be a witch for Halloween. And then she decided to be a cowgirl and then she decided to be a witch.
Noah was going to be carrots then a bear then a cowboy. I even bought cowboy things (hats, boots, sheriff boots!) for him and he wore them to a school function. This past Monday as we were getting ready for school he said he changed his mind, he didn’t want to be a cowboy.
“Sorry, Noah. I already spent a lot of money on your costume. You are going to be a cowboy.”
And then those gigantic, brown eyes filled with tears and he laid his head on my bed and just cried. My heart sank but I had to stand firm. No matter how hard it was.
So on Wednesday, when he went to his class Halloween party, he went dressed as an Army Soldier.
So much for standing firm. But like I’m going to deny him wanting to be a soldier “JUST LIKE HIS UNCLES.”
I’m hoping that my little family gets out for cupcakes today and I think maybe I’ll bake some pumpkin seeds just because my kids have asked for them. I have a pedicure this morning and hours and hours of work today. This day is planned, every single second of it. I’m going to do my best to enjoy it…every single second of it.
Happy Friday, friends.