Surviving Being Off Track – Week 3

This was the week I was dreading most of all, all of the fun things we had planned we had already done, and what was left on the list no one wanted to do, or the weather didn’t permit.  On top of that we had three major events to host/attend all sandwiched back to back with far too little breathing room in between.  All with raging PMS.

Today, even with the considerable foot dragging on the part of my oldest, the kids are back in school.  I’m too burned out from the past three weeks to do the happy dance that this occasion deserves. Maybe tomorrow.  I can content myself with the fancy chocolate I hid away instead.

I wish I could say that we did some really fun new things this week, and in some ways we did.  One of the events that we hosted was a sleepover for my son and his cousins to celebrate his birthday.  They stayed up late watching movies and playing Minecraft and having a great time.  We finally got them to bed around 11:30 – which was a good thing because they woke up at 5:30 (yes, in the morning – eeek!) to plug back in and play more. We asked them to please sleep a little more so they wouldn’t be super cranky the next day. You can imagine how well that worked.  At least they were downstairs and behind closed doors so we could barely hear them.

We did the Planetarium one more time, this time seeing the Rocky Mountain Railroad movie on IMAX.  Out of the latest three this one was my favorite, beautiful cinematography, epic landscapes, great history, and awesome music (and free popcorn!).  Even the youngest sat for most of it, although I’ll admit it might be because the train whistles and noises might have scared him a little.  I’ll take what I can get.

We attempted to test out oldest’s new birthday bike, but with the snow and ice it didn’t last too long.  He doesn’t like change and those extra 6 inches are making a big difference in his confidence.  The brakes are different as well, he’s used to pushing back on the pedal but the new bike has hand brakes.  I can only be thankful that he tends to be overly cautious, and didn’t wipe out.  That would have put him off of riding for weeks if not months.  IMG_2288[1]

Part of me is sad that I didn’t spend any time in the kitchen making goodies together.  At the same time, it’s a bit of a relief that they didn’t seem to want to either.  With hubby and I both dieting, having cookies, cupcakes and other treats around isn’t a great idea.  I still made cupcakes and a Minecraft inspired rice crispy treat “cake” for the birthday sleepover, and I won’t admit to how many crispy treats I ended up eating.

Here’s to the next time the kids are off track!

 

 

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