isn't it funny
this feeling inside...
another late night.
the kids were up early with kevin. i was passed out for another hour. moses cut himself twice with a knife. they had climbed into the cutlery drawer and taken ALL the chopsticks and one knife. wtf.
gave em a call to confirm hangouts with the kids.
they came over... eventually. haha someone like me.
playing hide and seek in everyone's yard
getting sand all over their pants and in their shoes
collecting pine needles for a bird's nest
500 centuries later, we finally arrived.
they played and snacked and jumped and fell. they chased and screamed and laughed and cried. the usual. em and i soaked up the sunshine in between helping them to balance or pee, to get them in and out of swings, or to act amazed at every imaginative idea or creation.
not thinking it would take us so long to walk, i did not think it necessary to pack any food. WRONG. so very very WRONG and IGNORANT. thank god em had at least brought some snacks and saved the box of Strawberry Pocky as a bribe to set a faster walking pace for the walk home. GENIUS. every ten houses they were given a stick.
and it worked. through the tired legs and with naptime hour approaching, we somehow made it. a few branches to the face and a couple reps of carrying the two little girlies, we made it. the wind had started to blow cold in the last stretch and we were both trying to keep it together.
i put chloe to bed as kindly and patiently as i could. so relieved that her body was tired enough to go straight to dreamland so i could try to have 10 minutes to myself. this part of the day is the worst. it's the 3pm wall of motherhood. i have to tell moses to not talk to me, to not say a single word and of course the entire time i'm trying to tell him very seriously without freaking out to give me some space, he is rat-tat-tat-tating my face with questions.
starving. brought out some hummus, cukes and rice crackers.
moses watched Busytown on the ipadhad tea for the first time in my valentine's day mug that i bought for myself a few week's ago at west elm when i went to rent the wide angle from Beau's. and it wasn't even Earl Grey. i opted for caffeine free chamomile. WOW. ME: RELAXING. good old mary jane.
and as it turned out the tea and the mug were a perfect match.