2 pm we were cleaning. At 2pm today the boys were scrubbing the kids’ bathroom clean for the first time while Tim and I were on top of the boys’ l-shaped loft beds changing sheets. Yeah. Read that again. The boys scrubbed the kids’ bathroom. Life is good. It took two hours of cleaning but the boys’ room, Elise’s room and their bathroom are clean. I only stepped on two Legos and I didn’t curse so that, on top of the kids’ clean rooms and bathroom are a total parenting win for me today.
I took a few photos of the boys room when it was all picked up. People have requested to see more photos and info on the L-Shaped Loft beds we DIYed a while back. I will post more photos and more info tonight.
Photography note. The past 10 photos I have posted for the 365 have been shot in manual. They have not been the best but I am starting to wrap my head around ISO and that is an exciting thing for me. I am improving and I have my friend Christine to thank for pushing me to do this 365 photo challenge. So thanks Christine!
I ran out of wet cat food which, per instructed by the animal shelter where we adopted Astrid, she should be eating once a day. Astrid is not impressed with her dry dinner.
Challenge: “a boy”
Last night I was griping about another cold day home with the kids because of cancelled school. Today couldn’t have been easier. I had the kids clean up the playroom with the promise of a fun activity. They cleaned, I delivered.
We have so many toys in our house that I try to rotate them so when all the toy are on the floor and strewn around the house, it isn’t actually all the toys. Toy rotating also helps to bring new life into old toys.
So that is what I did today. I pulled the goalie from the net, suicide squeeze a straight up Hail Mary (probably the only sports terms you will ever read on this site) and lugged two bins upstairs.
The train tracks have been in bins in the laundry for almost two years, to say that the boys were excited to see the train tracks is the understatement of the year. Elise didn’t remember them. The kids played with the trains for 5 straight hours today. Not once did any of the three kids ask to play video games or watch a movie or episode of My Big Big Friend. They played nicely. There was no fighting. It was the easiest day at home with the kids I can remember.