And then there's now.
Once Josh was home, the fun started. My parents came over (hooray, we don't have to pay the toll going to their house) with donuts and bagels for the kiddies. As I was cutting the bagels open I happened to notice the picture of the huge fish on my bulletin board that my primer-going son needed to decorate for tomorrow. Decorate a fish? Yup. And not just decorate it, but turn it into your favorite character from your favorite book. I gotta tell you, I am loving these primer teachers, but if you ask me, that sounds very much like mommy homework and not so much like kiddie sized homework - but as Josh pointed out, nobody asked me. So I turn to the five-year-old and ask him what his favorite book is and he stops what he is doing, looks around and sees a book on the floor that we have not read more than once, ever, and I dont think we even finished it that time, picks it up and declares this to be his favorite book in the whole wide world. Uh-huh.
Me: No, soda starts with an S.
Him: Oh, I like soda.
Me: I know.
Me: No, popcorn starts with a P. Last week was P week.
Him: Oh Yeah. P week. Hahahahhaha, you said P week!
Me: Keep going.
Me: Also P.
Me: Donuts start with a D.
Him: I want a donut.
Me: I know you do.
And on and on the world turns. Of course, we don't see the world passing by because we are looking at the Shoprite circular. Finally (finally), we wind up with Cheese Crackers, CheeseCake and potato Chips. I really really hope the potato chips count for C because I'm pretty sure we sent in a picture of potato chips last week. Oh well.
One of them ran to get the plunger (why does he know what it is?) and the other screamed cause he wanted to be the one to get the plunger. So I had to promise that he could be the first one to hold it after I poured boiling water over it in the bathroom sink before bringing it anywhere near my kitchen sink.
And that what's we did. Several times, with everyone having the exact same number of turns using the plunger in the sink. And haha, the sink is unclogged, all the dishes are washed and this part of the story is over.
Sundays are busy now - and kinda fun. But I still wish we could just lock the front door, stay in pajamas and snuggle on the couch with the kids, their bottles and watch Everyday Food, This Old House and America's Test Kitchen all day without anyone bothering us. Ahh, a day with the Sunday schedule on PBS. Made possible by viewers like you.