So, I logged onto my computer this morning to find my oldest boys had been watching a bootleg copy of Iron Man 2 and my header has been changed to a portrait of President Obama gazing off into the distance, surrounded by stars. Seriously?
Clearly, summer is here and the little time, space, and electronic devices I had to myself while my children are being teached in school is now, officially, gone.
Right along with my ability to use proper English.
I've been busy trying to figure out what in the heck we're going to do all summer when it's 8000 degrees outside and the schools are closed. I know this because I've been up every morning at 7:55, with my kids dressed in their uniforms, holding sack lunches, rattling the iron gate begging them to let my children back inside.
I haven't really. Actually, I love summer. I love having my chicks home, watching them sleep in, and playing in the pool. They're all old enough to swim by themselves and I could actually read a book poolside if it wasn't for the whole wanting to talk my friends' ears off thing. They're also young enough, though, to squeal when I get my hair wet and play sharks and minnows with them.
Especially Dea, he loves playing sharks and minnows.
He doesn't really, but he never reads this so I can totally say stuff like that and he'll never know.
He sleeps with a teddy bear. He likes eating Jell-O through a straw. His favorite pastime is rolling coins.
Anyway, we've had a big week trying to get into the rhythm of summer and have had a few challenges along the way. We've had an extra child staying with us in an effort by the Lord to do a little Speed Sanctification. Kind of like Speed Dating but without the awkward conversation and wine.
Oh, who am I kidding, there's been wine.
In my efforts to entertain, I may have made a mistake or two along the way. For example, at a recent fishing expedition, I may or may not have inadvertently bet all the children in my presence $10 if they ate one of the very large and very alive worms we were using as bait. I had one taker. It was awful and awesome at the same time. I may have filmed it.
See you next week with some more frequent (I promise) posts.