I made this little “toy” for Everett in a desperate moment when he was crying. I grabbed a rubber band off Allan’s bathroom counter and took the lid off a jar of coconut oil from mine and voila, one of his favorite things now.
Ember found Everett’s toy ball and they had a blast throwing it back and forth to each other. Everett would hug the ball really tight every time he caught it, before throwing it back to Ember with a squeal and giggle.
Everett spotted something he wanted in Allan’s closet and went in to get it. While he was in there Ember hid. When he came out Ember called from her hiding spot, “Everett, where is Ember, where is Emberrrr?” She always says ‘Where is Ember?’ twice and he smiled and went looking for her.
I had given the iPod to Ember to show Everett baby songs and books while I spent a couple minutes putting on mascara. When I was done I hung out with them for a few minutes before gathering the energy and courage needed to take five kids grocery shopping.
And then it was time to brave the store! I told the kids to get ready to go. Brooke will literally try to wear her pajamas to the store any time we go. I’m sick to death of fighting with her over inappropriate clothing for outings :/
This day Sierra, too, attempted to wear pajamas to the store. What is up with my kids and stupid pajamas. I feel like never buying them another pajama set again. Just regular clothes. Then they will always look okay to go to a store or school or library or wherever and I wouldn’t have to listen to them whine and complain about having to change into regular clothes.
My kids don’t do well at doing their work when they’re all together. I’ve been separating the big kids from the little kids. And actually most days I do Brooke’s school time while all of the other kids do something else in a different room because Brooke can’t focus with them even in the same room.