Walker took this week off for a little Staycation so we have been busy bees with all kinds of Quality Family Fun Time.
Thursday we went to the Museum of Fine Arts to expose our heatherns to some culture and because we thought saying "I SAID DON'T TOUCH!!" approximately 30 times a minute sounded like fun. I did get a cute picture of all four of them, which is a summertime miracle right there y'all
That night, my husband and Jenny's husband Mark had plans to go see a movie with the boys. So I had the bright idea that we would just take the kids over to her house, and after playing serenely, our seven children would all fall asleep watching a movie, then we would just move our four silently into the car around 10:30, kissing their sweetly sleeping foreheads, and drive them home before we tucked them all snug in their beds. Jenny even had a babysitter coming, so the fantasy was that we would sit on her balcony, drink mommy beverages and enjoy kid-free momversation under the stars.
Stupid. Stupid idea. Seriously one for the Stupid Hall of Fame. Sleep? HA! Too busy complaining about the movie. Momversation was rudely interrupted by reports to the balcony like, "Mom, the little kid is walking around naked with poop on his legs." Ike had three accidents, and there are no stars in Houston. Walker's movie was interrupted by texts saying "COME HOME ASAP! THIS IS HELLISH!" and another immediately following, "I mean, after your movie is done. <3"
He did rush back, muttering, "I told you so"s and "I can't believe you thought that would work"s. Our children fought all the way home and were finally asleep around 11pm.
Yesterday was much better. We drove way out yonder to a place my sister-in-law recommended called Splashway in Sheridan, Texas. I must admit I was pessimistic as we drove and drove and drove and the rain clouds hovered, but as soon as we pulled up in the parking lot, I was glad we made it. Loved it!! It is a 'family waterpark' - which means neato things like the water almost never gets deeper than three feet; you can bring a cooler of snacks and drinks in; the people were nice and calm and sober; and they played Christian music over the loudspeakers. They have lots of little kid areas and some big scary slides - we rode them all, including a 40 foot free fall slide that I renamed The Enema. Not my favorite. But aside from that, the kids pronounced it the best place ever.
However, with all the excitement and quality husband time, I'm experimenting a little bloggy block. So I asked y'all on my facebook page for some suggestions. Couple of good ideas, and some quick easy answers, which I shall now share because I can't think of anything else to blog about:
Vanessa Kids arguing with everything their parents say. Or complaining. :)
22 hours ago ·
Run, don't walk, or, like, type really fast, to buy this book. Life changing.
There. That wasn't so hard now was it Missy?