Tuesday, August 9, 2011

A Week With My Boys

Since school started this week, I decided to take last week off and just spend it with my kids. 

It didn't hurt that keeping them home saved us $250 in camp fees.

We went to the Aquarium, the water park, the arcade, the beach and got raspas almost every day.  (Raspa is Tex-Mex for Snow-Cone).  We went to the movies, and hosted a small dinner party where the guest of honor was one of our beloved priests. 

We also got haircuts, bought school shoes, and had the pre-school physical.

Two observations:

1.  SAHMs are rock-stars.  I haven't been so tired in I don't know when. 

2.  The mundane was as fun -- or more fun -- than the "events". 

There is just something cool about watching a 6 year old put on a new pair of tennies.  (Sneakers, gym shoes, I don't know whachacallem.  Tennies.)   Remember when new tennies made you jump higher, run faster and stop on a dime? 

I had to giggle when the 3 year old looked at his new haircut and exclaimed "I'm handsome! Right, Mama?"

I was proud of my 10 year old for helping his brothers navigate public restrooms, crowded aquariums and kept them entertained while I did my (almost) daily workouts. 

All in all, it was a great week.

God, I need a nap.

The boys with our guests -- Father Pat, Declan & John.


  1. I wish I could do the same with Evan. And PS--your boys are fricken BEAUTIFUL!

  2. Your 10-year-old sounds like such a sweetheart! Wish I had an older sister to help ME navigate public restrooms...I still get lost.

  3. That's a great looking family. I love to hear kids admire themselves. They have great self images at that age. I agree about SAHMs. I've had my 2-year-old granddaughter since Sunday, and I'm tired. She's going back to San Antonio tomorrow. I'm going to stay in bed all day Friday.

  4. My fiance stayed with our daughter for two hours--TWO HOURS--yesterday in the middle of the day. He's a really hands-on dad, but he's not usually with her alone at that time of day, and by the time I got home, he said, "We need to pay for more day care. How do you DO this? I am exhausted."

    And she hadn't even had a tantrum or anything. They spent the time playing. But it's EXHAUSTING.

    At least he knows now. He did all the chores last night to give me a break. :)


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