The last few days have been filled with so much! First of all, I took a quick trip on Saturday and came home with a finished website! Then, it was back to helping the kids stay entertained while not being allowed outside. Ugh! They go back to school tomorrow and we are all very happy for the return of routine.
Today, we carved pumpkins. Clay is usually the one in charge of this undertaking, but he’s out to sea right now, so Maddi and Anna stepped up to the plate and got it all done (and even cleaned up!).
Anna and Maddi had volleyball practice today and it was SO nice to be outside again! After volleyball, I took the kids to our shopping center and went into Starbucks for coffee. We all sat outside and the littler kids ran around a bit. There’s an open place and a lot of large planter areas that they enjoy balancing on. Well, there was an older couple there that was none too pleased that my kids were walking on the brick planters, saying things like, “I’ll never sit here again” and “We better go before they fall on us”. Now, I’m a little vocal sometimes and this was one of them. I said, “Now come on, you don’t have to worry! He’s never fallen off of there before”. They just got up and left (quickly). I get so fed up with older people who have forgotten what it was like to either be a kid or have kids. Sometimes I can just chuckle and not say anything, but sometimes, I just have to be vocal so that, MAYBE they’ll have a little flashback. Don’t think it happened today, though.
Let’s all try to remember what it’s like to be the mama who wants to have her kids in public and is being scrutinized so as not to do it to others down the road.