It's hard to believe that we are 25% done with this whole mess already. Things feel almost normal now. We are starting to get into the swing of not having school. Even though I slightly dreaded summer, I am realizing my life is much easier now without having to race to the bus stop, make lunches, worry about library books, etc.
Before Chris left I thought I'd never be able to leave the house with the 3 kids. We've conquered the grocery store, a road trip, and school carnivals.
But today, I surpassed my own expectations by taking them to our local carnival. (And I left it in a good mood, so that says something right there.)
The kids actually got their money's worth on this bungee jumping thing. I'm really surprised they wanted to do it!
Both of the kids wanted to ride the bumper cars. Maria was too small, and Luke was too short to drive. This kiddie ride was Maria's Plan B. She was fine with it.
Luke's second choice was between this ride and the fun house. I'm still not sure which one would have made be more nervous since he was by himself. Thankfully his car on this ride didn't spin at all. So neither of us ended up freaked out.
While sharing our elephant ear and lemon shake-ups, we ran into Brandie, our neighbor. Her soon to be 7th grader did not want to be seen with her, so she hung out with us for a while. Which meant I had a babysitter for Elise while I got to take a spin with Maria and Luke on the Tilt-a-Whirl. That is my all-time favorite ride (outside of Disneyworld).
So, here's to 300 more days of this. I think we'll make it. I might not feel this way tomorrow...but I'll take it for now.
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