This means that the girls and hubby are home for the day and we have no time constraints….whoopee right??
Visions of sleeping in, cuddles and a lazy day filled my head.Apparently the girls didn’t agree. Imagine, 5 and 7 years old and they don’t want to just laze around and ignore the world together??OK so I admit I was reaching with that wish but let’s see what we can do…first off lots of cuddles in bed…..which quickly turned to bickering between the delicate princesses so up we get.
Hubby arrives home right at this moment which is SWEET because he can work that impossible coffee maker.
OK decent, coffee poured and the girls are eating…..and the page is blank for the day….and it’s still only 7:50am. Why are we up at 7:50am on a holiday for the love of Pete……grrr.
So I went and checked my Facebook briefly and was struck by all of the fantastic Family Day activities my friends are doing. Fantastic if I were an active person right now or loved the winter. This girl hates the cold with a passion, no WAY are we going outdoor skating or sledding. So what then?
Of course….pedicure morning!!
The girls totally bought into this, soak feet in the tub, a massage (which then initiates the giggles, squirming and much splashing) a trim and some lovely fire engine red polish to top it off!
Disclaimer: Hubby was a willing participant, however our youngest informed us it’s against the law for boys to wear nail polish because they are allergic.
Her sister proceeded to tell her exactly why she is wrong, basically outlining freedom of choice in a 7 year old condescending manner and a yelling match ensued.
Hubby decided not to get the paint on the toenails.
Now it was time for Little Chelsea to observe/irritate her sister with the pleading and begging to hurry up so she could lick the spoon.
While our little family didn’t go outside, endured bickering, fighting, tears, frustration we did laugh, support each other, get creative, dance and in general have a BLAST on our Family Day and made some memories.
Hope you did too. And I hope you wash your hands often too!
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