Last weekend we bought a new swing set. It is the kind with the hut on top, the slide on one side, and swings on the other. It has been a bugger to get assembled but it is finally done! Unfortunately, it took less than 24 hours before the kids had been grounded from it for mass rioting.
The fighting went something like this: “Hey! You can’t climb up the slide! You’re gonna break it!” “It’s my turn to swing!” “Tater pulled me out of the swing, so I pulled him out!” “Smitty’s being rude! He won’t push us!” “I’m not a baby, you are”. When the 4 year old started throwing rocks, the party was over. One by one they were given a time out. It was nice that they took turns being “rude” so that we only had to deal with one, or two at a time!
Meanwhile, I put the baby in the sandbox for the first time. He LOVED it!! He kept licking it off his fingers. I think he was still chewing some when I put him to bed.
Tomorrow is the begining of a week long Spring Break. Somehow I got talked into going to a work related conference with Lego Man. I have gone several times in the past and had a nice relaxing time. This time…I’m not sure why…we are taking the kids to. I realized, to late, that I will be stuck in a hotel with them for 3 days….and without any backup support…………….except lots of Chocolate and Diet Coke.
I am going to try to hide from the kids as much as I can tomorrow so that I can prepare emotionally for the week. If you hear them yelling for me DON’T tell them I’m in the storage room! Thanks!