My heart is breaking for the families in Connecticut! For the mothers who took their kids to school and didn’t get to bring them back home tonight, I can’t begin to imagine how you feel! I can only tell you that we are thinking of you and praying for you.
Today, I picked up my kids, asked them about their day and then took them all to see Santa. After that I got them all Happy Meals at McDonald’s (which I rarely do because with 5 kids, its much cheaper to skip the meals and buy in bulk, especially off the dollar menu, but they love it). Then after dinner they got to eat their snowman peeps and then we proceeded to make cookies. Also letting them partake more in the cookie making, which I don’t always do because they might make a huge mess or burn their hands on the pan.
But tonight they helped. Yeah, a cup of sugar was spilled on the floor and one did burn his hand, ever so slightly, no tears, but they all helped and enjoyed every minute of it, except the burn, and the wedgie given by my 4-year-old to my 9-year-old!
Then they changed for bed, stayed up late watching TV. All are asleep now and I am grateful for each and every one of them. So, sometimes, be less frugal, spend that extra time and like everyone has said, hug them a little tighter today!!!
God Bless!!! Goodnight!