I love a good school day.
I go a bit crazy with messes and toys and art and food and just generally too many people underfoot on a day off. My head explodes.
Too many people need me - "Mom I need a snack" "Mom what is for dinner" "Mom where is this or that" "Mom Esther is bothering me" "Mom,mom,mom, MOMOMOMOMOMOM.."
It is enough to change my name.
Last week, with a 3 day weekend approaching I was consumed with fret and negative anticipation. I asked the girls what they wanted to do and they responded with "nothing." I wondered how I would survive.
But I did. Turns out they have turned that corner of needed constant interaction/entertaining/annoying needing - and the 2 of them just played, all by themselves, for 3 days straight.
THREE whole days - I was just there for meals..but otherwise..THEY NEVER EVEN TALKED TO ME.
They played school and house and swimming and dolls and art class and ballet and just PLAYED, like kids, all day, for three days and NEVER TALKED TO ME.
And best of all, they never fought and they picked up after themselves.
It was an amazing glimpse into freedom. And I liked it.
Of course this one kept saying "eeh eehh eeeehhh" all weekend long.