They are a motley crew, aren’t they?
And today is day one of a long-anticipated week of spring break. Anticipated by them. Not necessarily by me.
Or, go-through-everything-and-donate-what-nobody-plays-with day.
We don’t really talk about the kids who have a whole lot more. Not very productive.
Like two of the exact. same. car.
And fighting ensued.
Of course, usually reading is great. Just not when you’ve read the book multiple times.
And when everyone else is making an effort to at least fake-organize.
There are lots of big windows in this room and in the afternoon the light that spills in is lovely.
So I could take a few pictures.
Everyone was pretty jovial.
Clean out some closets. Do a little spring cleaning.
Eat a little ice cream.
Having all the kids home all day seriously challenges my mothering skills.
And typically, my skills prove to be the lesser competitor.
Heck, after a full week with all the kiddos home, I’ll be lucky if the house is still standing.
And smiles on our faces.