Today was the first real snowfall of the year. Every school in the state was closed, except mine and the kids day care – odd, but convenient. I ended up putting my final exam online and getting a TON of work done. And now, at least out my window, the snow has stopped and roads look ok, at least cars seem to be moving ok…
Every day the kids do things that blow me away. They are either super cute (ok, they are always super cute), or super sweet, or super funny… Like the other day when Spencer gave Sidney hug after hug after hug, eventually knocking her over. Or when Sidney grabs a book and brings it over to Emily to read to her. Or when they just sit there.
This week has been impossibly hard. Monday was the worst, but it took us (me) several days to recover. I won’t go into details, they are not important, and however many years from now, when the kids are reading about their childhood, will it mater that Spencer screamed himself senseless for 90 minutes while D missed his normal train was was late, etc… In the grand scheme of things (now, not then, then it was a nightmare), does it matter that Spencer went to sleep around 8pm instead of his normal 6:30pm? Will it matter that instead of going to sleep, he just screamed. It was not fun. And those aren’t even the details. But we got through it, we always do. Because that is the thing about twins (kids?). You have days from hell. You have perfect days. You have everything in between. But every morning is a brand new start. And every morning starts with hugs. The screams might start soon after, but at least you get that first hug in, and that helps.
Every year I say, This was the best Thanksgiving ever. So really, is it a surprise when I say that this was the best Thanksgiving ever? But it was, the food (of course), the time with family, and I ate!
The world makes a huge deal out of Christmas, either because of the religious, or (I suspect) because of the commercialization. I love Christmas time so much! The smells, the lights, the good cheer… I believe in the concept of a Santa. Emily also enjoys this time of year and we choose one evening to take a drive in pajamas and look at all the lights. She is already asking when we are taking our drive. Hanukkah is a fun time too, but it is just not a big deal. It is fun to give gifts to our family and friends, but I have never seen Hanukkah as a really big deal. And with Hanukkah hours away, I really should think about getting the kids gifts or something,
On Monday the twins were 17 months old.
And really, it is just that….
Labor Day weekend, my cousin came down to visit and n the side of the road we saw an old abandoned dresser. It was in BAD shape. Really bad. But the drawers were in good shape. Dovetailed construction, sold wood, pretty hardware…. So I took three of them. Right off the side of the road. I have never seen quality stuff on the side of the road, really, I rarely see ANYTHING on the side of the road. The drawers had potential though, and they came home with me. Picture D’s face when we proudly came home with three drawers off the side of the road! I mean, I have a great husband, who is tolerant of my upcycling habit, but I think he was pretty skeptical of this one.