It is -15 wind chill today.
So…rather than subjecting myself or the kiddos to ANY portion of that ridiculous temperature, I opted for an inside day.
Now…’inside days’ have been especially challenging lately as the small people tend to get bored VERY quickly and no amount of destruction can typically keep them satisfied. But, today was different.
On an average day, I can expect at least 5 “Damey hit me’s” or “Damey pushed me’s”, a half dozen “Coopy won’t share’s” or “get off me’s”, punctuated by frequent yelling, tugging, throwing and the like. However, today was strangely peaceful.
Is it possible? Could the small people be turning a corner? They have played trains, house, Care Bears and Barbies, pretended to be a clean up crew, created a ‘cushion pool’ out of my couch cushions, practiced writing, dressed up with all kids of hats and all-together, enjoyed each other’s company.
Wait a minute…is this heaven? Oh….nope….one of the small people is crying (Daddy’s taking care of it) She’s hurt, but ok. It is her brother’s fault, or so she explains between hiccups.
At least I know we are still normal. And, for the most part, they like each other.