Well, Spring Break is OVAH! I wish I was one of those moms who was saddened by my children going back to school, but I am not. I'm gonna par-tay all week long!! Just kidding...sort of. Here's the truth. I love my kids. I adore them. BUT, my 13 year old thinks I am here to entertain her at all times. My 9 year old talks NON-STOP about Mario Brothers games. My 6 year old is LOUD 24/7. E is pretty good because she is used to being home with me. On their own, their pretty good kids, but get them together and they bicker and argue constantly.
The one trip to the grocery store with all of them had me stopping at the pharmacy and begging for some Prozac, even though I don't have a prescription for it. I hate to admit it, but I became THAT lady at the grocery store. You know the one I'm talking about. The lady at the checkout surrounded by arguing or crying kids. Her eye is twitching. She is opening up packages of Goldfish out of the buggy in the checkout aisle to appease them and stop the crying. She is taking things out of their hands that they have picked up "No, you don't need candy. You haven't eaten lunch yet." When she is just about to blow her top and spew a string of obscenities, she notices the people behind her staring and whispering. She knows that they are saying one of three things:
1. "Bless her heart! We have all been there honey. I am so sorry. This too shall pass" They also usually smile and occasionally give you a little wink of understanding.
2. "She needs to control her children! My children will NEVER act like that!" This usually comes from someone who has never had children or has never taken more than one child to the grocery store.
3. "Thank God that's not me!"
Now, I will say that before I had kids, I was one of those women who HATED it when mothers let their kids open packages of food and eat in the grocery store, BUT when you have a screaming autistic kid who wants a cookie and you know the only thing that will shut him up is a cookie, you can bet I'm gonna give that kid a cookie!
So, needless to say, I didn't get much done this week. I did laundry and watched the kids jump on the trampoline. Other than that, I played referee all week. So, I didn't have time to get very crafty. My oldest, however, got very crafty. Look at what she made this week.
She bought this book at GW last weekend when we went thrifting with my SIL and niece. Didn't it turn out cute? Wanna see the reason she bought the book in the first place?
She borrowed the exacto knife to hollow it out so she could hide her stuff in it. Usually this is where people hide their guns or money. Not my kid (she doesn't own a gun or have any money). She hides her Altoids tin that she covered in zebra paper and her rock she painted like an apple. C and my niece had a great time painting rocks while they were visiting.
For my bloggy friends who love fabric as much as I do, look what I got in the mail this week.
SewMamaSew had some of my favorite fabrics on sale. $31 for 4 yards of fabric and that includes tax and shipping. WOO HOO! Score! E is in desperate need of some summer clothes so I see some sewing in my future.
Can't wait to see what all of y'all have been up to.