Better. Much Better.

My day began with a bang:  I overslept!!  And at first that probably seems like a bad thing, but (I don’t know about you) whenever I oversleep, I am always very efficient whenever I do get up.  So in the span of an hour I got the kids up, fed, and dressed with teeth and hair both brushed.  I mopped the whole house.  And I managed to get everyone to school not on-time but early!  I’m never early!  But somehow I managed to get all those things and then some complements of the “oh-crap-I-overslept adrenaline rush.”

So once I dropped everyone off in their classrooms, I headed out to help set up for Sports Day.  There were tricycles, an obstacle course, bean bag toss, golf and basketball.  When I asked Tucker what he liked the best out of all of those he said, “the popsicles”.  Ha!  That’s my boy…could care less about the sport stuff…just give me the sugar!

After I helped with Sports Day, I spent a little time with the kiddos in their classrooms.  I love the kids that are Tucker’s age; they are so animated!  I took this dress-up hat and “hid” each one of them & then let them “scare” me.  I’ve never heard so many giggles!  And you would have thought that this was the BEST game EVER!!  They were all captivated!

Emmie’s class is cute, too, but she wasn’t as excited about sharing her mommy as Tucker was.  The only other kid she “allowed” me to hold was Ella.  I guess she’s figured out by now that Ella’s not going to steal me away from her!

Anyway, I had a great time with them.  It was so much fun to go play with all the little kids.  And it was fun to see Tucker feel special because *his* mommy was the only mommy there!  And eventhough Emmie was typically clingy, she did play with the other kids some.  It was neat to see her interact with other kids like that.  That’s not something I get so see very often.  But she’s much quieter than I would have imagined.

So, as I write this(I wrote this earlier, but just got around to typing it now), I’m in car rider line waiting to pick up the “big girls”, and all three of my little atheletes are sound asleep.  And it’s quiet save the noise of middle school students happy to have finished another day of school.  And as I reflect on the nice, happy day I had today, I realize not once all day had I thought about who’s bringing what to the baby shower, or how empty the IHN volunteer board is looking, or how many nights I’m probably going to be sleeping at the church with our guests, or whether or not someone will actually buy our house soon.  None of those things seem to matter when your knee-deep in the contagious giggles of sixteen 3-year olds.  Maybe I should take lessons from them!  🙂

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