Happy Winter from the NEM family!!!
2. Friday night I had the house to myself for the entire night. I don't think that has happened in over 12 years. My boys went on a duck hunt at the coast; my oldest (why don't I like the word eldest? It bothers me...) went on a ski trip and my other sweet girl had a sleepover with a friend.
Oh the glorious silence! I met friends for dinner and then came home to watch a movie. Alone. With the volume turned up.
My movie of choice was The Help. Have you seen it? Read the book first. Loved it. Sometimes I am disappointed with movies if I've read the book. Not this one. Such a good chic flick!
3. I really enjoyed having a whole day with just one daughter. We gave each other the spa treatment, played with the puppies and had my favorite kind of dinner:
whateveryoucanfindWhen I said "whatever you can find" I meant a bowl of cereal or something of that nature. I heard my 10 year old banging around in the kitchen and later asked, "so what did you have?"
Her reply, "cantaloupe, pickles, and chips."
Don't be jealous. You know I just won mother-of-the-year award.
4. Upon returning from a weekend with 50 middle schoolers, my daughter asked, "when do boys stop being weird and acting gross?"
My immediate answer was, "when you're 30." My friend with 3 grown boys said I should have answered, "never."
5. I firmly believe in Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder. My afternoon has proven it golden. I love listening to my children play together. The office has been transformed into a dentist office; the dining room is a doctor's office and my daughter's room is library.
Please call to make an appointment.
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