Corona Virus Quarantine Day #260: Chaos and Cheer: December 7, 2020:

Today was a little chaotic. Got everyone in the car (late) and turned the car on to see that my tire pressure was low…like really low. So low in fact, it turns out I had a flat tire. So we had to pile out of the car with all of our stuff (we have a lot of stuff) and get into Gaga’s car that could take us to school! We were about 10 minutes away when Ellen realized she forgot her lunch. It was a bit chaotic to start the day but we got where we needed to go, so it’s all good.

When I picked the kids up from school and we got home it was 55 degrees outside so we decided to play soccer. Mommy got out to the game late because Fletcher Matthew insisted on being naked and being a pain in the butt. The highlight of this experience for me had to have been when he grabbed the pogo stick in his room (it made of foam) and started jumping on it…naked! I had to try to hard not to laugh because he was in trouble. I was giving him a chance to make the right decision (aka put on clothes and go outside). He felt like the pogo stick was necessary to help him make the decision.

Thankfully after about 20 minutes he agreed to put clothes on and go outside.

This child is going to give me a lot of gray hair. Holy moly!

The soccer game was so much fun! We played girls vs. boys for awhile and then shifted to all the boys (my nephews were here too) vs. Mommy, Daddy and the girls. We had a lot of laughs for sure. It’s no doubt these children are all very competitive.

I’m so grateful for the nice weather and the opportunity to be outside exercising as a family. Man it’s pretty awesome for it to be sunny and 55 degrees in December.

Today for our Advent calendar the kids selected: “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.” John 15:12. Send a card to a loved one!

The kids wrote their letters and had this to say about it:

Finley: “I think it’s important to write letters to people we love to show them you are thankful for them and to tell them all the things you love about them and to make them feel good!”

Ellen: “I think it’s important to write letters to people that you love because then they know how much you appreciate them and love them.”

Cooper: “I think it’s important to write letters to people that you love to make them feel good and if they are having a bad day it could make them have a good day.”

Fiona: “I think it’s important to write letters to people that you love because it makes them feel good and makes them feel appreciated in lots of ways.”

Fletcher: “I don’t know mom.” After some prompting from mom…”I wrote my letter to Gaga because she’s awesome and I love her, it’s good to do that so she knows I love her and why I love her, because she’s awesome.”

Letter writing is one of my favorite things in the whole world. Nothing makes me happier than a thoughtful handwritten note!



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