As some of you know, I am a working mama now. I care for 3 year old Pal half-time. Bubby and Pal have become great friends--they love to run and jump and giggle together, and Bubby even seems more clingy on the days Pal is not with us: he seems to be missing his playmate. Today is another gorgeous day, and we headed off to our favorite local waterfall this morning. I couldn't believe that I had once again forgotten just how steep that hill is, and I must admit I was feeling some of the same feelings that I felt on this day (2nd half of the post) as I attempted to get the children to focus on walking and/or riding in the stroller instead of listening to the leaves fall (oh yes, they were). Oh, but what a lovely day, and a lovely place to spend a part of it.
I had to include this pic, since all the others were of the kids' backs--I did tell you they love to run together (and they are fast)!
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This morning 2/3 of my children did not have clean pants to wear. When I asked Code-man why he and Logo hadn't brought their dirty laundry upstairs yesterday (which is one of their Thursday morning tasks), he told me he didn't feel like it! Well, Code-man, that's good, because I didn't feel like washing it either :)
Unfortunately, mama gets the raw end of the deal yet again, because I'm the one who's going to be reported for child neglect if those kids show up at school naked (or even extremely dirty, if it's often enough)... I don't know that they'd accept "natural consequences" as a good enough excuse.
(I can't get spell-check to work, so sorry, folks, if onslought is misspelled. It looks misspelled. Hope you can figure out what I meant)