Soon it's time for sports practice and my husband and I fit in a walk. A quick run to the library and then back home for the lunch chaos. Only ten or so complaints about the temperature of the apples, why are there stems on my grapes, and please don't make me have peanut butter. Negotiations over who gets the last few chocolate chip cookies rival a Middle East Peace Summit.
But wait...stop the presses, did all three of the younger kids just play a game together for two hours?? This is worth writing down. I left them like this to run errands and when I came back they were still here!
We've reached our limit for the day on college resume building and my daughter has left to look for a homecoming dress. I'm still recovering from the emotional trauma of picking out two prom dresses last April, so she's on her own for this one!
My niece and nephew come over to play and they head outside with the twins. They've had forts they call "man caves" set up in our yard for a couple weeks. Sticks, sleds, buckets, hockey sticks, swim toys and more have all become an elaborate part of an Indian village. It looks like someone or something is camping out in our pine trees. Enter our yard at your own risk!
It's almost 3:30 and the "what's for dinner question" will be coming soon. Seriously, didn't we just clean up from lunch?? Maybe the girls can cook us something over the outdoor fire pit. It looks like they've got their guns out and are ready to shoot some something!
Saturdays are really busy. They're emotional. Our household can be erupting in a fight one minute and laughing the next. There's yelling and minor injuries and tears. There are loud sports games on TV and music playing in the other room. Doors slam and sweaty kids run in and out grabbing popsicles. Laundry is going and the backpacks still lay where everyone dropped them yesterday afternoon. There's an impromptu dancing celebration over completing one scholarship application. It doesn't look like the movies and isn't in any magazine. Just wonderful, normal everyday life!
What did you do on Saturday?