Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Tea For The Grumpies

We had a hard day today.

All of us.

Jeffrey was dropped off at the library to study bright and early, and then the kids and I went to the store.  We needed cilantro for dinner.  Chayote soup.

Oh so good.

While at the store I splurged on Ding Dongs.

To put in the freezer.

Frozen is the only way to eat them.

Oh so good.

I was grumpy and I felt bad.  I didn't know why I was being so unreasonable and mean.  I just was.

When we got home, I put the kids to bed.  Both of them.  That is when I watched Ramona and did nothing.

I felt a little guilty for not working, but everyone needs a break every now and then, I justified.

When the kids woke up from their naps we packed up and took a lunch to Jeffrey at the library.  Knowing the foul mood that was plaguing me, He suggested we eat it at the park so the kids could play and we could visit.

We fed the ducks.

The kids slid on the slide, swung in the swings, threw sand in the air, and ran around.  A lot.

When we got home, it was evident that the park had worn everyone out, so we all snuggled into our beds for a nap.  The children were quiet in their room, and Jeffrey held me and talked me out of the grouchy mood I was in.  Eventually, accidentally, he and I also fell asleep. 

I woke up around 6:00.  Everyone else got up around 7:00.

I couldn't believe it!

But a three hour nap in the middle of the afternoon was just what the doctor ordered. 

The grumpies were gone.

We had a delightful dinner, and then for dessert, Keith ordered a tea party.

I pulled down the tea set, and party we did.

Complete with frozen Ding Dongs.

And now, it is 9:30 and the kids show no sign of tiredness.

I am having serious second thoughts on these late afternoon naps.
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