I'm apologizing in advance. Somehow this post has a zillion photos of me and hardly any of my husband. Part of that is that I just tend to take selfies with the kids, and the other reason is that he never uploads his phone photos to the computer. So you have been warned.
We have had a fun but busy week, which is good because next week is Spring Break and I have all sorts of fun, non-busy stuff planned.
Hubby was working last week until very late, so I took the kids to Target and let them pick out a movie. They settled on Night at the Museum Secret of the Tomb and we watched with popcorn on the couch!
On Friday, I got an unexpected blogging check and so hubby suggested we go out for sushi on Saturday night after the kids were in bed to celebrate. Ummm. You do NOT need to ask me twice. We watched The Best of Me and drank beer - my definition of a perfect date night: sushi, beer, and the couch with my cutie. (P.S. I've decided I'm boycotting all movies made based on Nicolas Sparks books. I should just assume they will all end in heartbreak and then maybe I can survive them. Hubby thinks I am certifiably insane because I'll see a plot point coming and still cry like a little baby for 15 minutes in the movie. What can I say? Empathy and sympathy just radiate from my pores). At least I got a date night with my husband.
My hair dresser let me borrow a book of braids. I haven't done french braids in 15 years, so I've had fun practicing! I'm thankful for Isabella who will just sit and let me do whatever I want to her hair. Which is good because I cannot for the life of me do a dutch braid. Grrr.
After taking a couple week hiatus on mason jar salad lunches, I am back to them. This one is my chicken, Greek salad. I make enough for hubby and me on Sunday's, so that I can prep once and have enough food for the week. Easy peasy.
When I posted it, I got flooded with a bunch of "Oh goodness. I hear you Mama!" comments and it made me realize how good it felt to be in a community of Mommies. Sometimes it is a game changer to hear that other people's kids are fighting and throwing tantrums, because I know I'm not alone. There's nothing worse than feeling like I'm on an island all alone, with everyone else's perfect children. So, thank you for that. When you see a Mama with a kid who is throwing a tantrum in a store, remember to smile at her and tell her you're there with her...or that she's got this. She's rocking it. Because I can't tell you what a better Mommy I was after reading everyone's comments. It was the breath of fresh air that I needed.