I have been so busy since Friday!
'Back to School' is Tuesday, the 11th for my brood. Thanks to construction, the cursed Fates, and that nothing is simple, easy, or ordinary in Dawn's world. lol
Hubby and I attacked the clothes shopping, alone, on Friday. Why alone, you ask? Why weren't the kids in tow?
I'll tell you why... because the night before they (read: Fuzzy and Pumpkin) sent Hubby and I (more Hubby than I) over the edge with complaining about how they don't get the right 'brand' of clothes yadda yadda, all the OTHER kids get this and that and they get nothing.
Oh yeah, wrong thing to do as your parents are heading out the next day to shop for you. So, Hubby had them fetch his work shoes to look at how they soles are worn through, and my capri pants that are wearing thin in the seat, and asked them if they had clothes like that.
It shut them up, and made them contrite, but they needed a punishment to drive it home. The punishment was that we would shop alone and they would live with our choices. Period.
Of course, they loved everything we got anyhow, but they didn't get to shop, so hopefully, lesson learned.
Obviously, we do without for our kids as our choice, but dang it, they do need to appreciate it. I am more patient with the appreciation coming in bits and pieces as they grow and mature.
Hubby not so much, but he had nothing as a kid. And, I mean little to nothing, so he does not suffer an attitude of 'not appreciating' at all.
Yesterday, Hubby and my mom took the kids to a friends house in Upstate NY, who was having a kids day party that she does each year. My dad and I passed on it. The thought of driving 2 hours there and back was just too much, for my head and my body. So, dad and I did food shopping, as it was time to get lunch stuff and 'school' snacks.
We all went out to Houlihan's at 6pm, when the travellers got home, and heard about their fun day.
Today has been spent clearing out the closets. I went through all three closets and bagged the outgrown items to give to the less fortunate. I tackled Pumpkin's scary mess of a room, and we reorganized it and hung up her new clothes. Pumpkin did help in the process, too.
I still have to finish up the boy's room, but I needed a break and decided to spend it with you! I have to take breaks or else I really suffer after a day like this. Now, I will still suffer, just less! Dang RA/Lupus. lol
I totally missed Caturday, so I will have to put up a cat picture for you all at the bottom! Hope each and everyone of you is having a fabulous weekend!
Leigh, I will get to the meme! Hopefully, tonight!