July around here means: camp. Which means Philip is working on the plans for our church camp for juniors (ages 7-12).
It means talking about saying things like, "Well, how many bandannas would we need exactly?" And, "Do I really have to come with a craft again?" And, "Did you like the game with soap or with ice better?"
It also involves a complicated metric of what children need to be where and when and there are birthdays and family reunions and multiple trips out of state and we ran out of milk and when exactly can we buy more and just how much should we get without it going bad?
I am tired just thinking about it. I need a nap. Or Baby Boy needs to sleep longer at night. He must be going through a growth spurt because he eats all. the. time. (Please, none of you older mom smartypants types tell me anything about how that never ends or only gets worse as they get older.)
In happier parenting news: we've started introducing our girls to The Andy Griffith Show because we realized that they had no idea who Andy, Opie, Barney, & Aunt Bea actually were.
That's just un-American, right?
Now we're thinking up other shows they need to watch. Here's my list so far: Star Trek, Green Acres, I Love Lucy, Get Smart, Ducktales, Rescue Rangers, TaleSpin, and The Muppet Show.
Here's Philip's list so far: Star Trek (we agreed on this one) and GI Joe.
House news as of now: we put an offer, it was countered. We counter-countered, it was rejected. Now we're waiting and if they don't have any other offers, we may give them a new offer. It's a five bedroom, two full bath house so if you feel inclined to pray that this guy's business partner will have a change of heart and accept our offer, please do.
We were supposed to look at two more houses today but one was removed from the market due to a death which sent the house into probate and the one we actually looked at was a nice size in a great neighborhood but it has significant foundation and structural problems and we wouldn't be able to get a mortgage on it in its current condition.
Selling a house and buying a house is definitely not for the faint of heart.
So as not to end on a negative note, here's a blog post about the outdoors that made me laugh. (And wish I would have written it, because my feelings about the outdoors are perfectly aligned with that post.)
So, what's up on your Monday this week?
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