Sunday, February 28, 2010
I would be remiss if I didn't tell about our day today, if I only told Friday's "day in the life" story, which would give the (mistaken) impression that we are full of energy and on-the-go every single day. Because today was just as much of a typical day for us as Friday was. Today I never got out of my pajamas and the girls never wore real clothes. We didn't leave the house, and no one's hair got combed (including mine), but we sure enjoyed ourselves. There was some nice, peaceful painting by Ro (well it was peaceful for her, I was actually a little freaked out by the enormous mess but managed to keep it to myself). It turned out really well, and the paint didn't permanently stain anything. I think I'm going to frame it. There was a whole lot of sister time. (Ree in purple, Ro in pink.): (I should note that for this next pic I was sitting on the ground and holding the camera in my lap shooting blindly. I woke up with a crick in my neck and couldn't bend to put my eye to the camera. I figured I'd probably just delete them all, but atually liked this one and the next one.) And there was a whole lot of laundry. (There's always a whole lot of laundry.) The house got trashed, and then cleaned up. Three or four times: The girls were quite busy for hours in the backyard making "meat" (a disgusting mixture of sand, ice cubes, water, and pieces of cardboard) for "their dog" (the brass dog that usually sits upstairs in the master bedroom) and having a party in the playhouse: We found an old milk sippy in the playhouse. No idea how long it had been there... Ugh. After the girls played with their "meat" long enough, they smelled, uh, not good. So it was into the tub. But before the bathing part, we tried round 3 of the rainy day shaving cream project (yes I know that time #1 and #2 were so so bad, but I am nothing if not stubborn). This time we went for a TINY amount, in bowls, that I doled out. I'll write a whole post tomorrow on how the project came out this time. Any guesses about what happened before I spill it? We had tv dinners (yes the lack of gourmetness is just stunning) and the girls watched Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. (They heart these tacky little wooden trays that I got at a garage sale decades ago.) Ro is on the left, Ree on the right. Then we went upstairs and I read them five or six books (I lost track), they climbed into bed, I kissed them goodnight, and then I came downstairs to watch Grey's Anatomy (I guess that part is the same as Friday). TubaDad is off playing the tuba, in case you were wondering where he was in all of this. So, did anyone else wear pajamas all day today, or do something equally decadent, lazy, or embarrassing?