It's raining here today. A light but steady rain, and I'm so very thankful for it. The temperature outside has dropped 25 degrees with the onset of this storm.
Last night, just before dinner was ready, the two girls started bickering again. I had had enough. They had both spent the night in Punkin's room (a little mini sleepover) and had been together all day long. I sent Punkin upstairs to take a shower. I insisted she go by herself in an effort to separate the girls for a bit. Little did I realize that by insisting they spend some time apart, they suddenly became best friends again.
After dinner, the girls and Hubby just sort of flopped down in front of the television for a bit. Sweet Pea sat in Hubby's chair with him, and the two of them fell asleep. I took Buddy upstairs for his bath, and when that was done, we joined the rest of the family in the family room (appropos, no?).
We just sort of hung out, and just a bit after 8:00pm, we shooed the kids up to their rooms for bed. Any fussing about going to bed was merely token in nature, and a few minutes later, everyone was in bed. I announced to Hubby that I needed a shower, then I was going to watch television upstairs for a bit and turn in for the night, myself.
The night passed quickly, and for the first time in a long time, I felt almost fully rested when I woke up this morning. The littles must have felt the same because all three clowns were awake this morning shortly after Hubby left for work. There was very little drama this morning -- that is such a good thing.
This morning, Buddy was the only one awake before Hubby left. I keep remembering their goodbye this morning. At first, Buddy was a bit tempermental, but Hubby approached him and put his arms out. Buddy grinned up at his Daddy and stood up to be picked up. The twin grins on both of their faces made me smile.
I'm at work now, and best get to it. It's still early, but I think today will be a good day.
Have a great day!