7:00 to 10:30 am --
Everyone was up by 7 this morning. Over the next 3 hours everyone ate, played, watched Curious George, did chores and had reading lessons. Tom Sawyer also had his computer time. During the last half-hour, the Littles got their bathing suits on and I packed lunch. We all headed off to swimming lessons. Timothy went along for the ride in the hopes that we would wind up at a bookstore (he is such a bibliophile, as am I).
Oh, before leaving for swimming I had to do mini-surgery on Goldilocks' braces. She decided her loose tooth itched so ripped it out, breaking her braces and leaving a wire jabbing in all the wrong places (not to mention the huge amounts of blood). Per the doctor's instructions, I had to take clean wire cutters and cut the wire inside her mouth! A mother's work is never boring ....
10:40 to 11:15 am --
Our local Red Cross offers free swimming lessons to those who get in line early enough to make the list. It is very popular and, although registration started at 11 am, all the classes were full at 12 pm. I got all the kids into classes this year. Whoo hoo! They get 10 classes each over 2 weeks time for FREE! That's 30 free lessons ~ well worth my time to stand in line for just over an hour!
11:15 am to 12:00 pm --
We went to the park near the pool to eat lunch and play. This little monkey learned the monkey bars last week. She did them over and over again until her arms were ready to fall off. Little Red Riding Hood is my most athletic child.
12:00 to 1:30 pm --
By now the heat was too much, and we headed for the bliss of an air-conditioned Barnes and Noble. Just getting across the blistering parking lot was almost enough to make us pass out. The kids had finished their Summer Reading Program sheets and were ready to pick out their own book. Barnes and Noble has some nice choices this year.
Man, is this picture bad. I have no idea what happened to the lighting, and you wouldn't want anyone to look at the camera, would you? NO, the baby off to the side is much more interesting. Tom Sawyer is pouting because he had to go to the bathroom, and I wasn't buying him a hot chocolate. There are just so many injustices to bear when you are an 8 year old boy!
1:30 to 3:30 --
Back to home and free time. A couple of us worked on the computers, while others watched Toy Story, while still another colored and wandered around interrupting my thought process every 2 to 3 minutes with questions that often made no sense. That poor child sometimes cannot get her brain to work. I think the trust required to let me put the wire cutters in her mouth did her in for the entire day.
3:30 to 5:00 pm --
Everyone talked and tried to play with Periwinkle. They played different bird songs on YouTube for her. She really gave a big reaction to some of the parakeet songs.
We then took Timothy to his fencing class and came back home again to make dinner.
5:00 to 7:30 pm --
We had gluten-free pizza and corn-on-the-cob. The kids finished off the day with sprinkler play and bedtime stories with Daddy. Well, that is the end of another day in our life.