I dropped our oldest off at the ski hill today along with some friends and two chaperones. It's her first time on skis. Yikes! All the 4th graders in Colorado get a free ski pass so this is her year to shine! I ended up putting her into two hours of lessons this morning so she could learn a bit before she hits the slopes on her own. She was pretty excited and only a bit nervous (or so she said). I'm sure she'll be exhausted when she gets home. We'll try to get her out a few more times, at least, this year. What do you know though, I forgot to bring my camera. Another "first" missed. Bad Mom!
Remind me again why I let an 8 year old bake? She loves it and does a good job but, oh the mess!
- half bag of flour spilled down the heating vent,
- cinnamon and sugar covering her from head to toe,
- Baby Doll crawling thru it all,
- she mixed the batter on the stove which has a lip all the way around the edge to it's not very easy to clean up...
I knew it would be like this and I thought I would be fine with it, but now that's it's done, I feel like singing a different tune! I appreciate the effort and will continue to let her bake but I get weary of the mess, especially after a full day of cleaning yesterday.
On the bright side, I've reclaimed our basement. I can hear the basketball being dribbled, the hockey puck being shot, the cheerful voices of the kids playing "rough" to their heart's content. Our basement had become a "holding tank" for all things craft sale related, empty boxes, totes brought in from the garage, luggage, everything that didn't have a place elsewhere. What a disaster! I didn't let the kids play down there because it was so disorganized. It was one of my goals for January and lo and behold, I accomplished it! It was a project and a half, but it's done and it feels awesome! Now where are those Rollerblades?
Maybe I'll read a book for the rest of the day! ;) Dream on, right?!!?