Here are my small successes for the week!
- I did not scream, I did not yell, and I did not tell him to take it back when my 9 year old came in to tell me he got a free bike. (Hmmm...he has a bike). He told me the neighbor was throwing away a bike and he went and asked for it. Apparently, when Mr. Neighbor told my son he wouldn't want it because it was quite broken, Henry said that's ok, he wanted it for parts for a go-cart. Mr. Neighbor generously gave it to him. Do you see what I'm up against here? I try so hard to de-clutter. But I live with a bunch of do it yourself creative children (and their dad). Yes, it's good they do these sort of things. Now please excuse me while I put together a fun box of parts for his 10 year old son (just kidding).
- I cleaned the kitchen really well, every nook and cranny. Ok...maybe not THAT well. But I was pretty thorough. Nothing like company coming to spurn that on!
- I have managed to keep my 6 year old in the house for the last 5 days (except the trip to and from Mass). She has had near constant headaches for weeks. Our pediatrician put her on a some new allergy meds and ordered her to stay indoors for a week... to make sure her headaches were caused by allergies and not something else we needed to start searching for. Seems to be working! We've been playing a lot of hide and seek with her little brother while the other kids get some fresh air.