When I got a text from a friend inviting us over on Friday night and when that encounter led to follow-up Sunday plans, I knew we were finally going to have a weekend. Since school, started, we have had these crazy Saturdays and Sundays that pretty much just consist of us running around town and around our house buying shit and cleaning shit at a frantic pace. But last weekend, we made time to just hang out with our favorite people.
Especially Ben, the asshole.
It started out simple enough-- Ben was looking for OSU/UW tickets to take Harry to the game. But he soon discovered that these tickets were selling for way more than face value, which I always think is dumb. Usually by game day the prices have gone way down. Not this weekend, though, because this was an important game and a night game-- the only home night game on the schedule. In the course of looking for tickets, Ben discovered that his friend had a ticket. For Ben, who decided to go. After a whole morning of coaching sportsball.
That left me with all 4 kids and no one to hang out with since all of our friends were either going to the game or tailgating or both and babysitters were nowhere to be found at such a late date.
This pic pretty much sums up how I feel about that:
Sunday was another funday because we went to see a Badger hockey game in a sweet suite with friends.
As you can see, Cooper got a horrible rug burn on his nose/forehead by flipping off a couch onto a beanbag chair. Oops. The incident happened at our friend's house Friday night, but the funny thing is that he did the SAME THING in our basement earlier in the day.
Greenbush the best, but I am a traditionalist.
Usually on Mondays, Ben comes home and I go to work. But yesterday, I waited around for the big boys to get home and took Jack with me downtown because I got to accompany his Bear Den on a capitol tour. It was lovely.
And he was so sweet and well behaved at my meeting-- not a single peep once he had the wifi password. This is probably exactly how he'll look in college only taller and with cooler tech.