The Days are Long.

This is the most true statement when you live in the midwest. In the summer, the sun goes down just before 10:00 pm and in the winter, just before 5:00 pm. So in the summer, the days are so long, but mainly in a good way. In the winter, while the hours are fewer, the days can definitely seem longer as you are constantly trying to think of ways to break up the time, all while being inside. Or at least I am. I don't know if I overdo it in that sense? I mean, I don't consider the hours of 7:00 to 8:00 on the weekends my time. And maybe some parents do? And maybe I should? I feel like instead, I'm constantly trying to entertain Davis and Holden on the weekends. And I am doing it a) out of sincerity, because I want the beans to have the most fun all the time...and also b) because it's just what I am used to and what I feel like I should do...and finally c) because I am trying to not be bored and think about where I wish I was right now.

But it isn't always fulfilling, if I'm honest. And sometimes I just want to read a magazine. Or chill on the couch. Or blog. This is rare- blogging midday on a Saturday. I just told them to play downstairs while I'm on the computer for a bit. And now, while it's nice, I've also been interrupted about 47 times...but I guess that is to be expected. 

Anyway, the weekends are especially long when Bennett is gone. BUT Davis and I just went to a hockey game and that was special and fun. And, Brooks and Bennett came over last night, which was also fun. Davis sort of acted like a nightmare toward the end, which was exhausting...but I had a long talk with him afterward and I am hoping some of it sticks (cross your fingers) or he is not going to have any friends. Good Lord- he is equal parts the best boy in the world and hot mess. 

Anyway, here are some pictures. I will get back to my regular blogging soon- not sure how the first week of work will be- but it's my goal to get back into the swing of it ASAP.

This was taken at the Kids Center at the Y- this was the first time Holden got to go in the 3+ castle and boy was she thrilled. They also had a jumpy house that day, so they waited in line together...

The three boys took off their clothes while horsing around and Holden is not one to be left out...but she did add a Santa hat. "The only thing that separates us from the animals is our ability to accessorize..." (Truvy- Steel Magnolias)

Davis was a real champ at the hockey game today. And he thanked me about 400 times for taking him. It felt nice...because sometimes I wonder if he appreciates anything. 

Talk more later.