As if Skyler hasn't always been funny and sassy, she's really coming into her own with the witty comments and comebacks lately. Here are three from just this week.
1. While brushing her hair last weekend, I asked her what she wanted for breakfast. She replied: "one order of stop brushing my hair."
2. When she asked me to help her find some tape while I was cooking dinner, and I said I didn't have time that very second, she said: "Why have kids if you don't have time to help them?" (I was speechless).
3. On Wednesday, we had a snow day. School was canceled around 6:00 am, and Sam and I went back to sleep. The kids climbed into bed around 7 and before long they were bouncing and jumping all over us. Reed was singing "The wheels on the bus go round and round." I was still so so tired and wanted more sleep so I was saying to Sam: "please please please can you get up with the kids and let me sleep some more please please please?" And Skyler, without missing a beat, sang this verse: "The mommies on the bus go whine, whine, whine, all around the town."
After I stopped laughing, I went back to sleep until 9:20!!! This is unheard of! I needed the sleep, I guess, and for the rest of the day, we all stayed in pajamas, made popcorn, did puzzles, and watched it snow. We got about a foot of fresh stuff.
We all hung out at home until around 3:30 when I decided to be stubborn and insist on driving to the gym to get my 5 miles in. The roads were "fine, no problem." That's my story and I'm sticking with it.
And here, this post changes gears to be about food.
I know some of you wonder what my kids have for dinner when they aren't interested in some of dinners that Sam and I eat. Here is a very typical Skyler and Reed dinner. Turkey burgers, pears, carrots, broccoli (and apple sauce for Reed only). Notice that nothing is touching anything else!
And tonight, after they cleaned their plates, we made a special dessert: fruit, pudding, granola parfaits. This was very easy for the kids to help with and is a fairly healthy dessert.
We layered granola and vanilla pudding with strawberries, blueberries and blackberries. I set everything out and let the kids go to work. The only thing I did was squeeze the pudding out of a large zip lock bag with a hole cut in the corner.
I'm thinking this will be a fun weekend breakfast with yogurt, too.
( I will have more answers about the plan for my mom's treatment next week. We are still waiting, and still feeling all of the love and concern from so many of you.)