As I said last Friday, it's the busy season of end-of-school year events plus a perfect storm of kid activities, so it's been a non-stop week.
This evening my husband got home a little early. The kids all swam today in various swim workouts or lessons, (even Little Girl who was not actually signed up for any swimming but took a dip anyway -- in full clothes, no less - oh, the crazy!), so all four kids were chlorine-coated and desperately needed showering or bathing. The house was in shambles from a hurried schedule that allowed children time to change clothes but not time to put away the clothes they'd changed out of. There were backpacks and lunch boxes and folders and wet swim towels everywhere and also the stuffing contents of a new ladybug toy the dog got yesterday and has already gutted all over the floor! I had gone to a store this morning but not managed to get the stuff I bought put away yet.
We really should have all buckled down and gotten done what needed to get done, but instead my husband suggested we shower everyone in record speed, eat dinner, and then watch as a family the hour and a half pilot episode of Little House on the Prairie (the original 1974 version) that we got in the mail via NetFlix.
We never have family movie night on a school night, but I was a pretty easy sell on that idea and told him the kids could NOT go to bed late so I was game as long as we could get the movie started in time.
We did and the house is still in shambles but it was such a fun hour and a half! The kids really enjoyed the show (who wouldn't LOVE classic Little House??) and we had some great little conversations about what life was really like for early settlers/pioneers and just how hard everyone had to work, including the kids!!
And while it was not what we should have done, it was exactly what we needed!
I am making myself feel better about the guilty pleasure of a 1.5 hour show by the fact that I spent about half the show styling Little Girl's hair. I didn't get pictures, though, but here are a couple pictures of last week's style -- twists!!!
Wow, those little things are hard to do, but I was pretty happy with the results of my first attempt at them!
She's finally letting me try out some more elaborate styles and with us being outside more this time of year, I'm seeing the beauty of a more protective hairstyle than free hair because it's easier to keep the grass and sand out. I really need to do a blog post just on the hair, because oh my at all the things to discuss there!
But for now, I'm just going to say Happy Friday, Friends!