I woke up this morning to Carissa, bursting into our room to say, “Mommy! It’s Year Day!”
It sure is!
Happy “Year Day!”
Since it was Daniel’s last day before going back to work, we planned to take the kids to Chick-Fil-A with a gift card we received for Christmas. We actually fed them breakfast, so they would want to play more than eat. (That way we get a little “date” together: we eat while the kids play.) When we got there, we found out they weren’t serving breakfast for New Year’s Day–they were opening at 10:30–so we went to Target for coffee and some after-Christmas-sale shopping.
The kids were quite disappointed to miss Chick-Fil-A so we ended up celebrating New Year’s Day at Dunkin Donuts. It was exciting to me that all four kids are old enough to sit alone in chairs and feed themselves! With help, of course. But for the most part, they fed themselves.
Riss predictably chose pink with sprinkles; Mara chose green “because I always always choose pink.” David received the least messy-looking donut. And Micah chose blue: the donut of the day, celebrating New Year’s Day “2013.”
When we got home, I put up the frames I got at Kohls, folded several loads of laundry with Mara and Micah, and worked on meal prep while Daniel worked on the computers.
We’ve enjoyed our Christmas break. But I’m looking forward to the daily structure that “back to school” brings!