But I did want to stop in say hello and give a quick life update.
Today I'm a fill in mother for our 5th grade Mother's Day Tea. Every year the 5th graders do a program for their mothers. Everyone cries and it is beautiful. A few kids have parents that can't or won't attend (don't get me started) and those kids ask someone to be their mom for the day. This year I've been asked. I haven't done it in a couple years and what is great is that the last time I filled in for a mom I was this siblings mother. So I'm basically the official school mother for this crew and I love it. I'm gonna cry, like blubber cry. Last time I cried like a big ol baby and I wasn't even a mother then so I've been preparing myself.
Over the weekend it rained and rained and rained. We were stuck inside but I've learned a little trick that makes Saturday a little more pleasant. Jack loves his railroad tracks. They take up a lot of space but they entertain him for hours. I've learned to get them out Saturday morning so I can have a little peace. he'll play the majority of the morning and then off and on the rest of the day. Sunday when he wakes up they are gone. He'll ask about them but I distract him the best I can. Getting them out only on Saturday helps them to stay current and it gives me a little break.
We finally made it outside for a few minutes on Saturday. We had to wear our boots and no pants because that is just how we do things in Arkansas. We love muddy puddles!
This little rascal got into my brand new mascara and did his own make-up. Y'all I had to laugh. You can tell he has seen me do my make-up but he totally ignored the other eye. However, he did not ignore his arms. But let me tell ya, my Simple face wipes got that mascara right off with ease. He was so proud and I was proud of myself. I didn't get mad. I didn't freak out. I handled it with grace and I count that as a parenting win.
I'm working on some big mental hurdles right now and I'm doing good with it. I'm actually starting to look forward to summer and I have some big stuff planned.
Things are looking up my friends!