June 12, 2012

And PS we're out of pudding cups.

I enjoy having all the kids home and that's not sarcasm. 

We're all getting along better than ever despite coming off concession-stand dinners five nights in a row (who knew you could get sick of hot pretzels with cheese? WELL YOU CAN) and the backpack explosion from the last day of school is still in my living room and I fear it might become permanent and I haven't been to the store in over a week - 8:00 am, fridge door opens: Mom! Can I have a bowl of salsa? "I think we're out!" Fridge door slams, freezer door opens. Can I have a push-pop? "Sure!" and yesterday I found a pudding cup lid stuck to the back of my arm. And I drove places like that.

Today we will play at the park again and then if I am brave we will hunt for my favorite flip flops at the Gap outlet but just typing that out made my hands shake so maybe we will skip that part because they are awesome kids but become not-awesome people I Do Not Know when we enter a store. 

I promised them we could see Madagascar 3 when it came out and so every day since on the hour every hour they have reminded me of that promise. Popcorn for lunch today! Now all I have to worry about is dinner. It's just too hot to turn on the stove, can I get a whut whut? And PS we're out of pudding cups.

Last night I called for bedtime and found Ivy and Carter watching a cartoon on the basement couch asleep and spooning. I never knew how much I'd love watching my kids love each other. 

19 comments:

  1. Oh, that last line. Love it all, Steph.

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  2. I love watching my kids sleep together, too. So incredibly sweet.

    And what in the world happens to children when they cross the threshold of a store? This is why we ended up eating a jar of peanut butter by the spoonful for lunch one day last week.

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  3. Beautiful! Love this. :)
    I love having all my kids home with me too. I wish summer would last forever. :)

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  4. Super sweet! I love the little crazy moments with my children! So glad that you are enjoying them! Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful family!

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  5. I just love reading what you write each day! So many times I sit here at my computer nodding my head....because I totally get it with four kids of my own. It's all so similar! Thanks for the smile this morning....much needed. :)

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  6. I am laughing so hard picturing a pudding cup lid stuck to you without knowing it. I think I am kinda sick of pretzels and cheese myself...but it's all been fun so far!

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  7. Oh funny! I'm laughing out loud at the pudding cup lid stuck to your arm. That's a true badge of motherhood!

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  8. I enjoy having them home too, for the most part. We still have our moments around here though. And yeah, I still figure out when I can make it to the grocery story with none or only one... ;-)

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  9. Hubs and I saw the trailer for Madagascar 3 when he and I went to the movies a couple weeks ago for our anniversary date. It was hilarious!! I would love to treat the kids by taking them to see it at the theatre.
    PS- I could so see myself driving around with a pudding lid on my arm. I spent almost a whole day with my shirt on inside out and no one told me!!

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  10. marvelous. in particular "and I drove places like that." LOL. Tonight is movie downtown valpo outside....y'all heading down? We are going to try despite it being past bedtime.

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  11. Awwww... Pudding cup shortages are no laughing matter, though. Get on that, girl.

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  12. I can't stop visualizing you driving around with a pudding lid stuck to your arm. That one is deeply embedded forever. Hilarious. XO

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  13. I adore you and your kids and even your positive summer vacation attitude ;-)

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  14. You have this way of helping me feel like I'm not alone in mommy hood! Thanks for that!! The fact that you don't even "need" to add a picture to your posts says so much about your writing :)
    I hope you guys have an awesome summer...just hanging out!

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  15. its the best part i sometimes think- seing them hugging, kisses or lookng out for each other :)

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  16. I'm glad I'm not the only one. That sounds like some of my days. It's a bit different with teenagers though :)

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  17. Your brush strokes paint everyday life so vividly. I feel like I'm watching it unfold in person.

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