(Giggles, Laughs and Screeches as they run through the house)
Me: "OK girls. Bed time."
Them: "Let's brush our teeth."
"Can I sleep on the floor, too?"
"Abby, those are very nice Princess cups you have."
"Your nightgown is pretty."
(Tears, Whines and Tantrum)
Little Brother: "I WANT TO SLEEP IN ABBY'S ROOM, TOO"
Complete exhaustion takes over at 9:30 p.m. as little brother falls asleep on the floor in his own room. We tried to have all three of them in one room, but he's the entertainer and was on overdrive tonight. Mom had to make the hard decision to send him to his own room.
Finally, it's quiet. I think the girls have settled down. I'm going to bed...I'll just peek in on them.
Abby: "K misses her Mom."
(Sobbing by K)
Me: "It's okay. You can stay here if you'd like or you can go home. What do you want to do, honey?"
K: "Go...sniff, sniff....home." (as she's already packing up her things)
Hubby calls K's Mom: "She didn't make it, huh?"
Hubby: "Nope. I'll bring her home now."
Luckily, she's only 3 houses down. Abby heads to her house on Monday. Should we just rewind the tape now?
Book update: Sat down the other night and read Chasing Harry Winston. It was light, funny and totally unrealistic and even left the details of the "adult" parts to your imagination. If you want to read something without thinking, I'd recommend it. Not sure what is next on the list. In-laws visit next week so I may not get a chance to pick up a book again before late August.