Whew!!! We finally made it back from our road trip to visit the relations, and I am still trying to recover. I spent all day yesterday doing laundry, and trying to unpack everything I could find. We celebrated Michael and Natalie's birthday again, with the grandparents, and have even more gifts then we did before.
(Just as an informative note, if you have three 4-6 year old children, do not, and I repeat do not let someone give them Pixos for their birthday!!! I am a bitter tired person who is very annoyed at sticking little balls into dots to try and make designs since their children are not able. Then, you get to do scientific experiments to discover if little escaped Pixos balls can be removed from wood floors and furniture once they have gotten wet, and someone has pressed them down..... So if anyone is interested in a free set of leftover Pixos please let me know!!!))
Our school district has somehow declared this week President's Week, and given everyone the entire week off. (When in the world did Presidents Day become a week off in February? Didn't they just get back from the Winter Holiday Break, and are soon going on the Spring Break???)This means I need to entertain the little people again tomorrow, and all weekend before sending them back off to school. I know some people cry and miss their children terribly when they go to school. I on the other hand cry when they are out of school. Three children so close in age means three times the energy, excitement, fighting and destruction. I always look back now, and wonder if my parents got excited when they were able to ship me back to school after a vacation.
Just in case you were wondering, here are some highlights from our trip.
We had a fun filled day at Disneyland that only included one breakdown when Conor saw a person dressed as Buzz Light Year walk by.
A comment from a stupid relative,
Stupid Relative, "Have you heard of the Salmonella scare with peanuts??? Isn't it terrible?"
Me, "Yes, it is , but thankfully that is something we do not have to worry about with Conor's peanut allergy"
Stupid Relative, "Yes, but people can get really sick from Salmonella"
Me, " People can get really sick and die from peanut allergies"
Stupid Relative, "Can you imagine if someone who ate peanuts tainted with Salmonella was also allergic to peanuts.....That would be really bad."
You can eat at McDonalds 8 times in 4 days.
"Well of course everything at McDonalds is safe. You let him eat there don't you?"
Me, "Uh, no, the peanuts that come with the sundae's are not safe..."
After deciding I hated Pixos, I did a little research to discover that the company was actually called Aqua Dots, and the original annoying dot things were actually coated in something that turns into the date rape drug when ingested. Apparently there was a huge recall, and they are supposed to be safe now (but unfortunately are still incredibly annoying)
And of course, spending quality time with the grandparents.