I’m finally into a routine after the trip to Atlanta. The kids adjusted far better than I did. With the weather and time change, my bedtime has become around 8pm. Each night, I’ll hear Jake and Lyla giggling until after 10pm; this is obviously why they’re having a hard time getting up for school in the morning.
We had an amazing time with Dad, but now back to reality. It was great to have a good-bye without any crying. I had to make Sopes drop us at the curb and drive away. He wanted to come in and see us through security – no way! Even the kids know that Daddy cries way too hard, and if you’re 12 it becomes quite embarrassing. Even I can’t believe it sometimes, but that’s one thing that endears me to him.
We’ve been spending the past couple days doing decorating around the house and preparing for Christmas and winter in general. Monday night was designated coat shopping for Jake. He has to be the pickiest child! I now know that jackets just aren’t cool at all. We quickly forget those days when we’re adults and freezing our asses off in the cold. No thanks! I bitched enough and convinced him to get the jacket, snow pants, and boots all in one night. Victory!! Lyla has never been a problem to bundle – she loves nothing more than bundling and snuggling. Jayla, is a nightmare to dress because of her sensory issues. We have to dress her and put her on the front porch until we’re leaving. God forbid that her nose might get hot for a second. I drive around in the winter with the car window down and her nose out of it like a dog; it truly is humorous. I’m immune to her yelling now –tuning it out is not a problem.
Today is the most relaxing day I’ve had in a while. Catching up on long overdue paperwork, listening to Christmas music and hanging with the dog. It doesn’t get much better!
Congrats to Sopes and the team for 6 straight in a row!!! I woke this morning to check the scores and didn’t realize it was the 6th win. Go Thrashers! Of course, I opening my e-mail and received a link from a friend that said Sopes is rumored to be on the trading block again. It never ends… At least the kids won’t be affected. I’ll just have another move to deal with – story of my life!