Friday, April 24, 2009

Moving diary #11

Today is another busy day but not as busy as I have been. Still more painting to do, cleaning up, schoolwork-- add in grocery shopping and carving out some time to spend with a friend who is visiting here from NY!

The good news is, Steve is coming home early from work today so that we can both work together and I plan on leaving the kids with him later so that my friend and I can visit.

A book on CD from our church library has kept me company throughout my hours being holed up in the boys' room. I am actually looking forward to getting back to work to hear more of the story.

I sensed yesterday that the kids were starting to feel neglected. I figured they were needing a fix of some mommy time and standing at the doorway of the room that I was painting with our verbal exchange being,

"Mommy! What are you doing? Painting?"



And one minute later...

"Mommy! What are you doing...?!"

..wasn't cutting it. You get the picture. So I decided we would do something fun. The weather has been summer-like and I have been stuck int the house so we got the wiffle ball and bat and went out into the yard for a game of baseball. I should point out that none of my kids really understand the rules. They can hit the ball but the rules are new to them. Until now, most of them haven't been big enough/had good enough English to play other than practicing hitting.

We had a good time and everyone's spirits were revived. Moving is hard on everyone.


Anonymous said...

Missie, you amaze me. I am tired just thinking about all you have to do. We would love to see you guys sometime when things slow down for you.


Tami said...

It is so hard on the little ones - I keep forgetting that. We're getting ready to move again (shhhh...its a secret! :) and I'm not looking forward to the process. Thanks for the reminder to take a sanity break every now and then.

Anonymous said...

And the friend from NY very much enjoyed the visit. I hope the baths weren't too much for Steve! The doors look really nice, by the way. You'll have to post a picture of the entry floor when you get it done.

The friend from NY