So it turns out "Bounce World" is next weekend. Of course it can't be this weekend, we don't have anything else on the calendar for today. Next weekend, Molly's dance class has been selected to perform at a Christmas Program, followed by a performance at a retirement home. They have been practicing and have cute Xmas outfits. Hubby offered to take Lolo and Annie to Bounce World, think that will go over well with Molly? NO- now she isn't going to want to perform, not if she can go bounce all over the world instead. What to do, what to do? Hmmmm. Another option, Lolo comes to the dance performance to watch and support Molly- Annie (who can't brag about how cool Bounce World is) goes with Hubby. I am teeter tottering on this, good thing is I have a week to figure it out now...since it isn't THIS weekend, with nothing else scheduled! AUGH!
My sister in law called last night, she has some crafty xmas things for the kids to do, so I think we will go over there this morning and give them some cousin time and keep them busy. Then during nap time the older kids have a bit of sledding on their minds. They have been begging since they saw the 4 inches that fell. Hubby will most likely take them since I am a cold weather wimp. *sitting here in 3 layers, with a warm coffee and still cold* At least they will get to run around and wear themselves out- who knows while they are gone, maybe I will get a chance to do some Xmas cards...still going and going and going!
I am not sure if I mentioned it before and I am too tired to go look through previous posts...lazy maybe? We started a tradition about 3-4 years ago- Friday Night Movie Night. It's great! We pick out a movie, pop some popcorn and everyone cuddles up in the living room for some movie time. I try and find something to watch that isn't always cartoony, but it is kid friendly. Last night was a huge eye opener for me, it was the night that I realized my kids get it. They understand why we do movie night, why I wanted to start this tradition:
Molly: "Yeah it's time for movie night, I love movie night, we get to eat popcorn and snuggle together."
Me: "Is that why you like Movie Night? For the popcorn?"
Molly: "NO, Mom (we've all heard this before, c'mon mom- duh, don't you know) I like Movie Night because it is a time with my family, we are together and get to snuggle."
Me: "Well, why is that so special?"
Molly: "Mom, it's because we are together, sometimes we can't be together, but for Movie Night we can be together. Daddy doesn't have to be at work, and I am not at school and Lolo doesn't have to go to school, so we are all here."
Me: "Well, what about Mommy?"
Molly: "You're always here Mom! "
Ok- so do I take away from this the fact that I always want my kids to have a love of being together as a family, to come home as teens or maybe even skip out on the latest party to join our Movie Night? *me- dreaming* Or is it not that deep and I have just been told that I don't go anywhere? Hmmm. Regardless we had a great movie night. Hubby snuggled with the baby- till she was hungry anyways. Molly snuggled up with me, Lolo kinda went between everyone, she's a bit of a wiggle worm. Annie being 2 went to bed, she asked to go to bed, "I'm tired Mom!" Not kidding, this child likes her sleep. By the end of the movie, Hubby and Lolo were asleep on the floor and Molly (my tv bug) and I were awake and laughing at them. Wish I had my camera, but again I was too lazy to get up and grab it. It was a fun night! This is what we watched...