Thursday, May 18, 2017

A Surprise Skip Day


I went from being a mom who was a stickler about missing school (sick days with a fever only) to my minis having two skip days this school year. The first skip day was a result of our big testicles talk (don't remember that one? Learn more here), but thankfully this second skip day was much less thrilling.

Since we had planned on going to Ohio Mother's Day weekend, I had made arrangements to have the minis out of school for two days. When the weekend brought us to Chicago instead (read about our weekend here) we knew the minis didn't need to miss any school, but since we got home late Sunday night, I surprised them the next morning with a skip day.

Good thing I did too--they were exhausted! I had been hopeful that we'd make it out of the house and maybe to a park (or the lake), but alas, we stayed home, rested, slept, cooked, played a few games, watched Netflix, ate leftover Chicago style pizza, and went to bed early. Even the almost 9 year old slept for 3 1/2 hours for a nap and still went to bed at 8 p.m. Chicago definitely wore them out!


The cats were REALLY happy to have us home again! They were glued to my side all day (well, all week really).


His special "building designing wardrobe." A good portion of the morning was spent trying to build skyscrapers and designing buildings in his sketch pad.


Silly faces.


Yep, the daycare/play room is just as messy at the end of the day even if I have the day off!

 
I took some time during naps to plan out the first couple of weeks of summer vacation. I aim to make every summer epic.


Again, the cats because I couldn't get away from them!


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