I'm tired and cranky, the kids are tired and cranky. I want it to be about me, they (obviously) want it to be about them....this week has not been one of my finer moments in parenting. I'm done, the kids are done, it makes for a stellar combination (don't recommend trying it)
We were supposed to go out this morning, but I opted to stay home (sometimes it is helpful to get out after a long week and there are other times when I just want to hide away), it wasn't worth my sanity to drag them out and have them cling to me the entire time and then throw a fit when it was time to leave. So we had a friend over instead and kept busy with
rice and diggers (of course....)
markers and cutout animal shapes
and ice cube sun-catchers
(idea came from another blog I read, who got it from a blog she reads...)
Now Owen is sleeping and I gave up fighting with Alexandra to sleep so she is watching Dora Saves the Snow Princess (which gives me about an hour)
Despite the fact that this week has been long and trying, the kids and I had a great morning together. I think it helped that there was another child here to keep them distracted!
Thankful for a God who knows what I desperately need and is more than willing to lavish His grace and love in the form of really good moments in an otherwise long week.