Today was rainy and gray. I awoke with reluctance to see heavy dark fog lay low in the field across the street. Wesley was making noises from his room and so I got up and embraced the day. Coffee and sweet snuggles with my youngest baby is a pretty great way to begin. We ventured off early for a Saturday morning to buy Sean a chair off of Craigslist for his office. We successfully purchased it with some small talk and friendly haggling.
Sean had a meeting for the rest of the afternoon so the boys and I were left to our own devices. We made a secret present for daddy (shhhh!) for Christmas! I cleaned up the kitchen and worked on my garland made from Trader Joe’s bags for the tree while the boys watched Charlie and the Chocolate Factory for the first time! When Wesley woke up from his nap, I decided it was time to see what he looked like with a brown marker mustache. We laughed and laughed! I gave a gotie to Danny and he enjoyed it until he looked in the mirror and promptly wailed great gulping sobs accented with tears and screamed for me to take it off. That boy is a simmering cauldron of emotion that lays just below the surface. A quick swipe of a baby wipe took care of that meltdown.
The boys have taken to jumping and wrestling on the couch which is fine until I reach my breaking point. All of the limitless energy is that is bound under the skin of little boys! I made them run around the perimeter of our house 5 times to relieve some of that energy. Rainy days are hard with three boys! I need to figure out some good indoor projects to keep them busy. Tonight is the first night of Channukah! This is our fourth year celebrating and some of our friends joined us for the prayers, lighting the candles on the menorah, and Sean telling the story of the Maccabees. The boys each got a beyblade as a present. They battled joyfully until bedtime and had me video them for their future youtube videos…giggle! They are so funny! They get all shy and serious and try to be cool. Well, tomorrow we have church and I am teaching the 4-6 year olds. I love those kids! So, what do you like to do on rainy days?