Monday, January 21, 2008

Makin' it Through

Drew went skiing today. If I've heard it once, I've heard it a THOUSAND times how much he's missed skiing since we moved here. So, I "let" him go. I hate to use the word "let" -- since it's really his decision, but he wanted to go and I was OK with watching the kids since I know it's something he loves.
This isn't to say I wasn't dreading the day. I'd kind of had a few errands I'd like to run set-up in my head (although nothing big). But, as soon as Drew said he was going I quickly networked and set up plans for myself and kids. I find that the only thing that gets me through a long day is friends. Friends for my kids, and myself. We went to the Great Mall, checked out their Disney closeouts store, walked around a bit, ate at Hobee's (it was even tolerable with 4 kids and 2 adults), and then home to M's to play the wii. We went over on Christmas and did an adult wii game and Conner was VERY bummed, so he was OVERJOYED at the fact it was a kids day. I won't say the day didn't go without a hitch but it was pretty fun and now I find myself with only about 2 hours before bedtime and I think I can handle it. As long as my husband doesn't pull a Sonny Bono on the mountain {sigh -- and yes, I did lay awake in bed and think about that as he was leaving at 5:30 this AM -- but I reminded myself NO worrying -- and that helped}.
Anyway, I'm just so thankful for friends who help you pull through a day.
Interesting responses to my church question. For me the requirement to be in a place and be quiet was important to me. This isn't to say that I didn't have an entire Disneyland in my bag waiting to entertain them -- but we did stay in class as long as they weren't very disrupting (and I think people need to allow for baby noises, that's just part of being Mormon). Anyway, I think a little poll as to what people do with their kids during class might be fun.


  1. Sounds like you made your day super fun.

    As opposed to mine, which was pretty much consumed by grocery shopping.


  2. I imagine he will come back very's good to remind him he's an old man.

  3. I like your fun poll, but do you think any of those responses is the "right" way to handle the situation? I know people who would fall under each of those categories, but I just figure they're all doing the best they can with their given situation.

  4. You know, we have snow in Maine. Lots. We have a ski hill right in town, and I have a Wii, too. Your whole family could come and just have a blast. Just saying . . .


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