Once Upon a Time, I had a blog. . . . . when my kids were still in preschool, kindergarten & elementary school. These are "diary entries" from then. I'm so happy that I documented along the way. These memories and thoughts are precious to me. They'll be mixed in with modern day musings as well. I hope it helps you know that all mothers are both perfect & imperfect in their own ways. . . . . and we're all just doing our best and trying to raise productive, happy humans.

Air Mattress to the Rescue!!!

Dear Diary. . . I hope I don't go out of my mind. . . . January 22, 2011

Well, it is 5 degrees here in Northeast Ohio today.  I read somewhere that Cleveland is the 4th coldest city in the country.  And I believe it!  It's -4 with the wind chill.  So, we're not going outside!  And my kids are going bonkers.  I mean flipped out, stir crazy, bonkers!  We did a Lego event at the library this morning, so we haven't been sitting in the house all day.  But, I really need to get some cleaning done today, so we'll be inside for a while.  

My husband has been working side jobs after work this entire week and he left town last night for a much needed "adventure" weekend.  So. . . I've been with the kids. . . a lot this week.  And my patience has been tested.  And now they're going stir crazy.  And like I said, I need to get some stuff done in the house today.  I'm hoping to go to the Children's Museum tomorrow, so I would like to be productive today.

So what do I do?  I decide to break out the air mattress.  Here y'all!  Go crazy!  I don't even care at this point if they make a hole in it.  We've had it for 6 years and we've probably only used it 10 times.  I think it's time for the old air mattress to prove it's usefulness.  In fact, if it survives today, I might keep it around and let them bounce more often. 

Wish me luck and sanity!    Are y'all doing anything fun this weekend?

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