(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.)
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.
My two youngest daughters heartily recommend it. It rhymes and everything.
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.)
Source: Join Dark SideDefinitely true for me (except baseball, which I love). It certainly felt appropriate with football season coming on.
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."
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:
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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