So little time to run, let alone blog.
Daughter had state sole and ensemble, youngest had pinewood derby (hardware pictured somewhere over there --->), and middle one's 13th birthday party is this evening. At my house.
Quick parenting tip: Best way to get siblings to stop bickering at each other is to unite them. In my case, against me.
All it took was the mere suggestion that maybe they might help me out cleaning up and getting the shack ready for the onslaught of 5 strange boys, and immediate truces were put in place for their internal battles. Their energy was re-focused on scheming ways to look as if they were helping.
Siblings teach us how to live in the real world.
Numbers: 1.4 miles squeezed in.