Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Things Have Been Busy

This week has been extremely busy. We got back from Japan last Thursday and I did laundry all day.
Friday was my son's birthday. We went to toys r us and did some stuff at home to celebrate while trying to get over jet lag.
Saturday was the town Easter Egg Hunt in the morning. It was raining. It rains ever year. I don't understand why they use the chocolate eggs that are wrapped in foil. The foil never keeps the chocolates completely covered. The chocolate eggs (and some plastic ones too) are placed on the school lawn. The kids love it. Even the wet chocolate eggs.
Sunday was Easter. We had a quiet Easter at home.
Monday my 7 year old went to school and my 5 year stayed home with me while I tried to sort through 2 weeks worth of mail, clean the house and get information on refinancing my mortgage.
Tuesday I volunteered at my son's school in the morning and got another estimate on the mortgage refinance. Both kids had baseball practice after an early dinner. I tried to go through pictures of our trip after the kids went to bed. But there are just too many pictures! I ended up spending over one hour just looking at them and not sorting or emailing any.
Today, Wednesday I had a dentist appointment and then a doctor's appointment. I picked up my 5 year old late from preschool and then came home to throw the laundry in the dryer and have some cereal (no time for lunch). Then I helped out at chess club after school. The dentist said I need to replace some old fillings and blah blah blah. I hate going to the dentist.
The jet lag is gone. We've all adjusted back to Seattle time. But my 5 year old is having a harder time adjusting to sleeping alone again. For the last 2 weeks, all four of us (my husband, 7 year old son, 5 year old son and me) slept in the same room. There wasn't really any other choice. The kids liked it. Now my 5 year old wakes up at night saying he's scared. He's always "scared" of something different. Once it was the door that scared him. Another time, it was the heating vent. I think once he even said his pillow scared him. He's been sleeping alone in his room through the night since he was 6 weeks old! I'm not used to this. But last night was the first night that he stayed in his bed all night. I hope it's starting a new trend.
Now I'm ready for another vacation.


bernthis said...

I hope you get the refi. I truly do. These banks have been a bunch of a holes lately. Very, very glad your son is back to sleeping through the night.

Michelle said...

It's always the post vacation vacation that's most needed! I'm exhausted just reading your to do list lately. Here's hoping you catch up and slow down soon!

And I think it's just a five year old thing to be "scared" of everything. Mister Man tries the same thing!

girlytwins said...

I can only imagine hard it would be for your 5 year old to adjust after 2 weeks of sharing a room. My Charlotte plays that card after just a weekend away in the same room as us LOL.

Happy the jet lag is gone and secretly wishing that you get a small more relaxing vacation to recoup from your vacation :)