Ben spent all day-- like, literally ALL DAY-- staining the deck, so I took the kids to the pool after school, planning to bring them home around 6:30 for dinner. I also surprised them with new water guns that I picked up while running a zillion errands this morning.
At the end of 2 hours at the pool, they had shattered one gun and lost 2. I was a little annoyed because it's the second time this pool season (and we have gone 4 damn times) that they have blithely lost their brand new shit. And! They aren't even a little concerned about it or willing to FIND IT.
Finally, after I YELLED at them, they tracked down the two missing guns. And then we left, only for me to discover 2 towels sitting outside the clubhouse along with jack's brand new wiffle ball set and bases, the bases strewn about the grass and the bat BROKEN IN HALF.
I am just SO SICK of them acting like all of their shit is disposable. GAH.
Also, I should probably eat dinner before 6:30 #hangry.
Ben worked really hard on the deck, but this is his third major outdoor project, and we have fallen into an unsettling summer pattern where I do all of the kid/house stuff while he works outside. It just reminds me of the nature of lady work versus man work. His is more arduous, but he won't have to stain the deck again for at least 3 years. I have thankless, boring, Sisyphean tasks that recur everyday.
She is always mid-sentence
And those are from yesterday when nobody lost or broke their damn toys. Today I took no pics because I forgot my phone-- and I read 2 books. Ha!