Although I talk a good game, offering all sorts of ideas for having fun throughout the week, we’ve been slobs at our house. There’s been pajama wearing past noon, lots of reading Harry Potter, constructing Star Wars Legos, and general slobbing about. Yesterday I took the girls to Barnes & Noble, where they managed to burn through one hundred bucks’ worth of gift cards in an unbelievably short time. We also updated our ice skates: J’s wearing M’s old ones, and M decided it was worth her own money to upgrade from the perfectly acceptable used ones that we found in order to have extra-comfy, shiny-bright white skates (plenty of options at Play it Again). The girls each played with friends today, and I took M and her friend ice skating at Union, which was the most activity we’ve had since we returned home from Vermont.
It’s been a lovely time, but for me, December break’s losing some of its charm. We’ve still got holiday decorations and even gifts littering the common areas of our house, and with the girls around and interested in reading books, playing games, and trying out new crafts, it feels as if I’ve traveled back in time to when they were younger. I’m occupied all day without anything tangible to show for all the business, and I’m like the Sisyphus of housecleaning. And yes, I’ve been slack-tastic with the blog. I’d had the vague notion that I’d look around for interesting weekend events that might turn up since my last listings post, but now that Friday’s snuck up on me, it somehow feels like a better idea to just go to bed early.
Tomorrow’s the last day for your discount at Trendy Tots.
Oh, and did anyone notice that I completely blew off my blogiversary? I hear that it’s perfectly appropriate to offer blogiversary gifts up to one month late, if you’d like to get on that.