This Week – The Face

Friday. Already? Are you sure?  For a brief moment this morning I thought it was Monday. Seriously y’all, I need sleep.  All in all though, it’s been a pretty good week around here.

Monday and Tuesday were SNOW DAYS!

Snow Days

I hold the policy that if local schools are closed, homeschool is closed. The kids enjoy the anticipation, waiting, hoping and praying for schools to be closed. I love the celebratory shouts of “YESSSSSSS!” when I announce school cancelled for the day.


We spent the lazy days enjoying leftover chili (I have the best recipe) and hot cocoa.

Wednesday we tried to reclaim some semblance of normalcy…none of us were really feeling it. It was a balmy 20 degrees outside, and windy.  We kept the fires stoked as a little schoolwork was accomplished, but mostly it was another low-key day.

Thursday was my get-it done day. I loaded up the littles and we went grocery shopping.  The pantry was quite barren after kids, hungry from playing in the snow, rapidly depleted its stores. We were all a bit giddy as it was our first time out of the house all week.

Running Errands

Incidentally, I had a comedic moment at the grocery store in which I realized I’m that  mother. The mother I was never going to become. The harried mom, with bags under her eyes, hair out of place, wrangling kids in the store while knocking over display stands, tying to steer a heavy laden grocery cart one-handed.

After the shopping, kid wrangling, display knocking, calming the screaming 18 month old, then carrying the sleeping 18 month old (knocking over displays), I got to the checkout lane. With the cart unloaded, the kids playing nicely with the toys strategically placed at checkout, I began to think “well that didn’t go too bad, could have been worse”.

And that’s when I saw her.

I locked eyes with my toddler in time to see her making the face.

You know what face.

That  face.

I realized this was the one time I didn’t bring the diaper bag and I’d be darned if I was dragging everyone and that heavy cart back through the store for wipes, even though I had just bought diapers.  We did the best we could with what we had until we got home.  I’ll leave that to your imagination. Experienced moms understand.

Snow Warning

Today the teens did their work independently without complaint and I caught up on some housework.  We hope to get our Christmas tree this weekend as we haven’t done that yet.  However that will depend on the weather as we’re expecting another 4-8″ of snow tomorrow!

How was your week? Did you have any defining moments this week? I’d love to hear about them!

Linking Up:
Weekly Wrap Up at Weird Unsocialized Homeschoolers and Collage Friday at Homegrown Learners

Phone Conversations Overheard At My House

Bram is our 4 year old. He is a pistol. Let’s just say he can be a handful sometimes. He’s very energetic. All. The. Time. And can talk smack like the big boys. But if someone calls his bluff he comes running to Mommy. Ha!

My younger brother, Brandon (who is the classic, awesome pick-on-you uncle and goes by Uncle B) called my cell phone last week. Bram happened to be playing a game on my phone and answered. This is the conversation that ensued.

Bram: Who’s this! (loud and aggressive)

Uncle B: Who’s this?

Bram: It’s Bram.

Uncle B: Hi Bram.

Bram: Who’s!! This!! (louder and more aggressive)

Uncle B: Boy! It doesn’t matter who this is. If you don’t stop talking to me like that I’m going to come kick your butt!

Bram: I’ll kick your butt! (Not backing down)

Uncle B: That’s it, I’m coming to kick your butt!

Bram: You can’t! It’s dark! (So tough)

Uncle B: Yes I can!

Bram: Uh-uh, you don’t know which way to turn! (confident and sure of himself)

Uncle B: Yes I do. I’ve been to your house before.

At this point Bram realized he may have gotten himself into trouble and ran to me with the phone, half scared, half giggling.

Bram: Mommy!! Someone’s on the phone and he says he’s going to come kick my butt!!

He didn’t say one word about his part in the scenario. I know it was ornery of him. But I couldn’t help but laugh. I LOVE that kid!!