Now, let's talk about today. Today wasn't very adventurous. Originally I had wanted to drive to another beach with the girls (last week was Gold Beach) but Andrew had gotten back into town and needed the car. So the girls and I were going to stay in the city limits. These days, with our television options severely limited, we don't watch much TV. So on Wednesday mornings, I often let the girls watch a DVD movie (gasp!!!) after breakfast. By the time the movie is over I have been able to clean up breakfast, vacuum, take a shower and get organized for the day's adventure. Today, after the movie, all the girls wanted to do was play Science Teacher (no idea why...) and practice their cursive writing. Eventually, I got them out of the house around 2 pm to go for a walk and then play at the castle (our nickname for William the Conqueror's Castle). Nothing to amazing or exciting happened except for the fact that I have noticed a much calmer and relaxed nature to the girls in public. Instead of screaming and yelling and fighting the moment we get outside, they fight to hold hands with each other and actually listen to my commands of go on the green man, stop on the red man. Civility! The castle lawns were packed today with high school and college students. The weather was beautiful, probably 65 degrees. What a sight. Seeing young adults crowding the lawns of a 500 year-old monument at a matter of normalcy, seeing toddlers toddle their way along a wall that was built in 1450. Just amazing. Later, we came home and I made french toast on some fresh french bread, which the girls really got a kick out of. Andrew got home a bit later and it was like the sky was falling they were all so amazed and ecstatic!
After the girls got to bed, Andrew and I stayed up to talk about work and life and our children. The basic summary is that all is well, on all points. And we are ready for tomorrow and whatever it brings (I hope it brings a new computer desk and chair.)