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Wednesday, August 27, 2008

And it's only Wednesday!

It seems like it has been such a long week. But it's only Wednesday. How can that be?

I've been single-parenting so far this week, quite unexpectedly. Hubby left for work on Monday morning and is still not home. Such is life married to a military pilot flying planes that are older than me. Something always needs to be fixed. I suppose a delay in coming home due to repairs is better than the alternative, but try explaining that to a three year old who wakes up in the middle of the night crying for her daddy!

The funniest part of the week was Megan attempting to do handstands in the water while wearing her floatie. She would throw herself forward in an attempt to get her hands down to the bottom, but the floatie was making that a bit difficult. All I could see was her little tushy up in the air and her feet kicking furiously. She looked like a duck. And then up she would come shouting "did you see that Mommy?". I was actually rolling on the sand laughing at her. She just kept doing it over and over and over until finally she flung herself forward with enough force to flip herself all the way over. Boy did that surprise her! Not to be outdone, that prompted Jake to try to do flips. Unfortunately I didn't have my real camera with me and only remembered that I can take pictures with my phone at the very last minute...so I didn't capture the duck imitation on film (on digital? on memory card? whatever). But I did get this cute (and blurry) picture of the kids actually being nice to each other.

Oh - and Jake had his Kindergarten assessment test on Tuesday and the teacher was "wowed" by how well he did. Her word, not mine. She was also quite impressed by his drawing skills. I think this is going to be a great year for him. He goes his first full day on Friday and then begins a regular schedule after Labor Day.

So - all 6 of you who are reading this, please cross your fingers that hubby will make it home tomorrow so that he can be here to see Jake off to school on the bus on Friday morning. And so I don't have to spend the holiday weekend in the psych ward.

3 comments:

Supervised Mama said...

My week has seemed sooo long too. I'm lucky enough to only have to work 4 ten hour days so Thursday is my Driday, but when I think it's Thursday on Tuesday it ends up being a long week. That was a bit confusing huh? I would have loved to see the duck impression--too funny. I'll cross my fingers for you that your hubby makes it home in time to wav to the bus... if you're like me you'll need the support, I'd be in tears...I was more upset than my sis when my niece started school. I'll be a basket case when my daughter starts.

Here's to a shorter week next week...

PS: thanks for your fav. family traditions. Good advice on just letting them happen...

Camflock said...

How wonderful that you all have access to the water so close. Being in a land locked state, I have missed the ocean -- until I saw Gustav coming.

Thanks for sharing the picture of the kids! They look like they are having a blast.

Hugs to everyone!

Supervised Mama said...

Hey I linked to this post on my blog....hope you don't mind.