So, I didn’t quite make it with my week of mini-organizing projects. I am not sure why I thought that idea would work well with a holiday and my boys home from school until next Tuesday. However, the wonderful thing about having mini-projects planned is that I do not have an ongoing project spread out all over my house with my boys home from school. The second half of this week was rather unpredictable. I like to know exactly what, when, and where things are happening so I will admit to being a bit out of sorts the past few days. Here’s what I’ve been doing instead of mini-organizing projects (which I plan to do next week instead!):
Did everyone have a nice Valentine’s Day? We didn’t do much for the day. G had a friend spend the night and spend most of the day with us since his mom was working. I made the boys a lovely breakfast of heart-shaped cinnamon toast, scrambled eggs, and bacon. They seemed mildly impressed with my minimum efforts.
Then, I was getting a bit fed up with the X-box habits so I hauled 3 boys out to the Kansas City Zoo. It was a wonderful weather day that required us to be outside. We spent most of the morning there. My husband surprised me by being home early on Thursday.
We all went to a local pizza buffet to celebrate Valentine’s Day as a family later. Sadly, none of us exchanged cards. Maybe we can do better next year.Yesterday, I did get the boys off the x-box (should I just say that getting the boys off that thing has become my mini-project of the week?) and doing some art at the kitchen table. They are making some drawings and things to send an out-of-state aunt who is scheduled to have surgery next week. Jason and I worked together to try to make some Eric Carle style art.
My husband came home from work early again (he’s a contractor so sometimes he has to wait for others to do their part before he can continue or paint to dry) and my plans to keep them all off the x-box were foiled once again. I made my hummus-crusted chicken for dinner and as much as I wanted to like it, I did not. Neither did anyone else.
I may throw a mini-organizing project together yet but I do want to spend time with the boys while they are home from school and apparently, organizing is not their idea of fun. Can you imagine that?