Smith Kids MSU Tailgate

Smith Kids MSU Tailgate
Dominica, Veronica, Rebel and Miranda

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Highlights of Thursday

How long is too long to leave your kids in the bath tub?  It sounds like a silly question, but seriously, I need to know.  How long is too long?  Yesterday, I allowed my two eldest kids to swim in the tub for nearly two hours.  I think I was close, if not far surpassing, the recommended allotment of tub time.  They were just swimming so nicely together and playing without fighting which is a rarity these days that well it seemed a shame to break it up by forcing them to get out of the tub.  When I finally did persuade them to get out (which by the way I did by faking like I was sick and needed a doctor) they had both turned into wrinkly little raisins.  So my “doctors” yesterday were wrinkled like a couple of old ladies who spent far too many hours of their youth in the sun, without sunscreen.  If I broke some bath tub time limit code or rule, then I am not sorry for it  because the lengthy bath kept my kids happy and entertained for a long time. Besides, that they have never been so sparkling clean for their sleepover with Grandma and Grandpa.
Have I ever mentioned that Thursday is my favorite day of the week?  Well it is.  It is tied into the whole best in-laws in the world theory that I shared earlier.  Thursday is the equivalent of a weekend all wrapped up neatly into one splendid, wonderful, sanity-preserving, day.  Thursday really is that important; it single-handedly protects any remaining morsels of sanity that I may have.  Thursday is the day when Grandma and Grandpa are not only available, but they actually plan on, taking care of my kids.  It is a beautiful thing.  It is as close to a day off as I get and I am eternally grateful for Thursdays, and more specifically for my in-laws, as a result. Yes I do love both so much.  So I sit here at Panera enjoying what remains of my “weekend” which is about five more minutes and two sips of my coffee so I better make the most of it and get off here.  Oh and the TV remains lifeless at our house.
Vern out

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