Yesterday was Father’s Day gone wrong. The kids woke up excited to give their dad his gifts, but then became cranky little monsters. We tried everything we could think of to appease them, from the kids club at the gym (which they love), lunch at a restaurant (our kids usually like going out to eat), movie/rest time, and finally some wild water fun in the yard. We bought them a new sprinkler and all four of us had a blast running around it and getting soaking wet. By the end of the night, we were all exhausted and I was especially wiped out.
Poor Dad got no down-time, no golf outing, no fancy dinner, and not even our lame plan to drink wine and watch True Blood together once the kids were down came true. What he got instead was a wife who fell asleep putting the kids to bed and at least some late-night peace and quiet to read a book. When he finally woke me up out of Girlie’s bed, he had taken the opportunity to surprise me by packing the kids’ lunches and taking a picture for the blog! He’s had most of the year to observe what goes into their lunches and this is what he produced:
Each kid has half a PB&J sandwich, torn into halves. They have a banana, strawberries, a heart cup of trail mix, and pirate booty. How do you think he did? I appreciate his effort!!
I was going to write about our NYC trip to see Mary Poppins and maybe even try to do a Poppins themed lunch, but I’ll just save it for tomorrow now. Stay tuned!
Oh and one thing that Nate did get to do on Father’s Day… a project for ME! I ordered this inspiring quote from Etsy to remind us that we are all different in our abilities, but it is our choices that define who we are. It is a message I really want to us all to stand behind and use to remind ourselves to make good choices. We all now see this beautiful message when we enter our home:
I am looking to add more Harry Potter themed art to the home. Does anyone else have an example they’d like to share? I’d love to see how other Potter fans decorate!