I cannot believe March is nearing its end. The past month has gone by excruciatingly slow and yet extremely fast at the same time. We had a lot of snow and ice storms from the middle of Feb to the end, so the team did not go to school for two weeks straight. We then went to Wisconsin for a long weekend (that deserves an entire post) and got a horrible upper respiratory infection that kept us all sick for a week. I finally went to the doctor on day 10 to get antibiotics because mine turned into a sinus infection I could not kick nor get sleep while battling. The Duo missed school from our vacation and being sick and they then had a week off for spring break. SO, in a month, we sent the kids to school for one day. That one day of school that lasts for 3 hours ended up costing us $250. Sigh.... Not only did they miss all that school, but we had to register for next years preschool which includes a $100 registration fee per child. I feel like I am absolutely bent over grabbing my ankles when it comes to this whole preschool thing. There is NO REFUND for having school cancelled 2 weeks straight. What is most frustrating is that on a lot of those days the roads were clear and the kids could have easily gone to school! These Southern people freak out about any amount of snow.
When you get used to your kids going to school you learn to quickly rely on that 'me time'/break you get from them. I was bouncing off the walls a lot of those days we didn't have school!! I love having 3 hours to grocery shop, clean, get organized etc. Our 'to do' list is never ending. I'm just glad it is over. It felt amazing to drop the kids off today and head to Target and Old Navy ALONE.
The E's also turned 2.5 years old in March. The talking is coming along oh so very slowly. They should be learning words daily, but we are on a learning words weekly rate. Evan is going to speech therapy for an hour a week. Is it helping? Eh. I can't say one way or another. I do know I thought they would have the word explosion everyone keeps talking about. It's frustrating, but they are communicating and slowly learning.
The in-laws were talking about coming to visit in April. We started talking about a possible getaway while they were here while we were out on a day date. It was a 'wouldn't it be nice' conversation. More of a dreaming kind of thing. Well, we turned it into reality. We are heading to NYC for 4 days at the end of April. Our first time away from the Duo for more than 2 nights. I am excited but nervous. All of a sudden we have to plan a will just in case....
People keep asking if we are having another baby. I look at people that ask this with a look of complete disgust. Do you not see the dark circles under my eyes?! We ended up with very energetic kids. There is NO WAY I need to do this again any time soon. Plus, there is no telling I could even get pregnant again. Two kids seems like enough most days.
This ended up being a lot of random thoughts. I guess that's what happens when it takes 2.5 days to actually get this finished. I am so happy it is spring! Being able to play outside in the yard and at parks makes for happy kids!! Happy kids make a happy mom. Until next time!!