Friday, August 15, 2014

7 Quick Takes Friday: Games, Queen Victoria, Sports, and Haircuts

(I always think of this as "Non Sequitur Friday" when I participate or read the quick takes posts by others. But "7 Quick Takes" sounds better than "Hey, here are seven completely random things that came to mind in no particular order" Friday. Not to mention the graphic for that would be ridiculous.) 
Philip is away at a game convention for a few days. (Check out his blog Phantasio Games if you want to know more about that or his games.)

What that means: I am solo parenting.

What that really means: I drank a Coke last night (I almost never have pop during the week), I stayed up too late because I hate to go to bed by myself, and not one single meal has happened on time. But at least they happened, right?

This is the first time I can remember Philip, my parents, and my sister's family all being out of town at the same time. I do not like it. I'm definitely an introverted-introvert, but it just feels strange for that all to happen at once.

If you have noticed the sad lack of Queen Victoria picture books, here's one we stumbled on last week (for our History chapter about The British Empire. I always like to have a picture book or two for the younger kids):

My two youngest daughters heartily recommend it. It rhymes and everything.

I told the older two girls if they cleaned up the kitchen & dining room, they could make banana bread. Then I ran to the store to get a few things.

When I got back the kitchen & dining room were as clean as they'd been in a week. I praised them highly, of course, but it did highlight the obvious: they are fully capable of cleaning when they want to, and they don't need me to supervise every step.

I think they've been running a long con on me.

(P.S. I shared our favorite banana bread recipe here: Chocolate Chip Banana Bread.)

Saw this on Pinterest this week:
Definitely true for me (except baseball, which I love). It certainly felt appropriate with football season coming on.
I don't know what the weather has been in your neck of the woods, but here where I live, it's basically been the nicest weather ever. It's been so unseasonably cool we've hardly gone swimming at all.

Which makes the Eeyore in me pretty sure this winter will be awful. Again.

Anyway, plenty of time for that later. But I seriously can't remember another August where I had to tell my children, "You might want to take a sweater."

I mentioned when I shared our Homeschool space (see: Living and Learning at Home) that you never know what you might see on the kids' easel.

The other night my husband and I looked over and saw this:
Something about that just feels vaguely ominous. Like A Beautiful Mind, or something. No one claimed responsibility for it, although I do have my suspicions, of course.

We took all the children for haircuts this week. We went to the lady who cuts Philip's hair. It took an hour, and that was with everyone being good.

She asked if I wanted one too, but by that point I just wanted to leave. One hour in a beautician's shop with only old issues of People Magazine to read is not my prefered way to spend an afternoon. (Forgot my Kindle. Rookie mistake.)

What's up in your world this week?

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