Monday, January 3, 2011

Recap-it's short, we didn't do much of anything. Which was why it was awesome.

(this is Maile and I making cinnamon rolls. One of the few activities that didn't involve laying around doing nothing)

Aaahhhhh. That is the sound of me feeling refreshed, recharged and ready for the kids to go back to school.

I love them, and I love having them home. But I also like my schedules, and Christmas break does not lend itself to schedules the way summer break can.

For instance, does anyone think it's normal for my 2 and 4 year old to be up til 11? Well that's what it's been like around here.

Then we lay around til 10:30 in the morning when breakfast is finally ready. Followed by more laying around and playing of the Wii.

So I've had plenty of sleep, lots of laying around and now it's time to get back to normal.

Plus, it's been extra cold here in the northwest. The kind of cold we're not prepared for. We're used to rain. So we have umbrellas, and jackets. But when extra cold weather comes around, no one has boots, or big puffy coats meant for snow, or warm Thinsulate gloves.

Plus I'm extra wussy about the cold, so I'm not the most encouraging of outdoor, freezing cold activities.

So I feel like all of our brains are mushier then when break started, and I think it will be better for everyone to get back to a regular schedule that doesn't involve sleeping 11 hours a day.

Of course, the kids will disagree. The above mentioned schedule is their idea of the perfect life.

The older girls staying up til midnight to watch episodes of Psych, then sleeping til 11.

The younger ones running around til 11 pm playing games and dressup.

And Charlie, dear Charlie had his dream come true. He played the Wii, almost as much as he wanted, without having to sneak downstairs to do it. I just let him!

So school tomorrow will be a rude awakening for sure.
And for tomorrow, "my" bread recipe. I put it in quotes because it was actually given to me by a friend, who got it from Pantry Secrets.

It's the easiest bread to make ever. So tomorrow is your lucky day.
Well, I'm off to grocery shop and prepare for school starting up again.
Yay! I mean, boo! Just trying to represent myself and the kids.
See ya.
( and sorry for the HUGE gaps between sentences. Blogger is being dumb, and the backspace and delete buttons on my computer are broken, so I can't do a dang thing about it. Just try living without those two buttons. You will soon be tempted to never write another email or blog post as long as you live!)


  1. Your kids didn't go back today? What's up with that? And yes, it's freezing out there but we at least have the clothes for it. My car temp said 14 when I dropped the kids off at school this morning. YIKES!

    So when are we all getting together????

  2. Us too! We had the same kind of vacation. We finally got out on New Year's eve day to snow tube at Yawgoo. (I'll send you the video) I can't wait for your bread recipe. I was secretly hoping (and had hinted) for a mixer, but I got a heated mattress pad instead. (I know, just as good, right?!)

    Happy New Year!

  3. Yours was way more fun than mine!! I had a super nasty case of Sinus infection for all of 10days then was better for 2 and came down with a super duper case of strep that was at it's worse on Christmas eve and Christmas day!!! BOOOOOOO on the whole thing, I want a do over!!!!!


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