Monday Heather was home sick. The kids had dentist appointments after school and did a pretty good job of getting there. No real issues reported and we got home a little sooner than expected. Cecilia picked Mike the Knight for a bedtime show.
I missed what Heather read to the kids because I was finishing up some cleaning downstairs.
I read Cecilia the Frozen story from the Disney Christmas Collection. Gideon I read a different story.
Heather really tried to get back to work Tuesday, but it just wasn’t going to happen. I brought the kids right home after school, but then didn’t get them picking up their rooms as I had hoped. They did spend some time playing board games with Heather, so I think it still counts as a win for the night. I decided to pick tonight’s show, a combo episode of Thomas the Tank, Fireman Sam, and Bob the Builder. My reasoning is that I got them to start it early and get to bed just a little earlier than normal.
Cecilia had me read her the first page of a chapter book about Rapunzels pet horse. I’m not sure what Heather read her.
I’m fairly certain Heather read Gideon some pages from his bigger Hot Wheels book. I read him his latest class book.
Wednesday was back to normal. Almost. My lower back pain was gone, but I did something to gain a massive knot in my shoulder-blade. Took two days to stretch and fade out. Cecilia had her last day of gymnastics after which Gideon picked Miles From Tomorrowland.
I read Gideon a Hot Wheels reader book. I’m not sure what Heather read him.
I don’t remember what either of us read Cecilia.
Thursday was cleaning day. We needed to get the house picked up as we hadn’t for a bit. The kids did great helping out. We’ve learned we have to separate them. One helps downstairs while the other helps upstairs, then we swap them around. Dinner was late, and eaten while watching Little Einstiens picked by Cecilia.
Cecilia had me read her Bedwetting and Accidents Aren’t Your Fault after hearing me read it to Gideon.
Heather read from the bigger Hot Wheels book Gideon has after I read him the Bedwetting and Accidents Aren’t Your Fault book.
Friday. On the bright side Friday was date night. On the not so bright side Gideon lost control at school and lashed out to the point of us having to pick him up. Not a good thing. Heather ended up having to be the one to deal with it due to working from home that day. The rest of the day was good though, the kids got some kind of movie (later revealed to be Big Hero 6) and jammies night at the Huisinga household and at least one of them apparently fell asleep on the drive home.
Saturday we stayed home for a bit of a low-key day. After church and some quick shopping stops we watched a bit of the new Amazing Race premiere. The kids took a bit to understand that their favorites from before weren’t here since it was all new racers on a new race. Once we got past that, and the introductions which were “too slow” for Gideon, we were good with the new set-up. For a nighttime show Gideon started out with picking Amazing Race, but at the end of the day he really wanted Miles from Tomorrowland.
Cecilia had me read her the I Spy style book with her picture in it. I missed what Heather read to her because I was dealing with a little boy, but I think it was something with Oliver and Hope.
Gideon had us both read him Bedwetting and Accidents Aren’t Your Fault.
Sunday was a busy day. We had two birthday parties to attend in the afternoon. On the bright side the morning was able to start a little slow. Of course we ended up starting slower than intended and got out of the house almost 10 minutes behind schedule. We can’t even blame the kids as they were really good about being ready this time around. After we finally made it home we watched the end of Robots for a night-time show by Cecilia’s choosing. (We had started it in the car during the long drive to/from Elk River.)
Cecilia had me read her a book about The Penguin Who Wanted to Fly. Heather read her Huggly’s Pizza.
Gideon had us read him the bedwetting book again. This time Heather read the first half and I read the second half instead of both of us reading the whole thing.