Do you get to be off for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day?
How about Lee-Jackson Day?
I’m still enjoying a Friday to Monday, 4 day weekend. Yeah!
And the kiddos only get Monday, so Friday I was home on my own. Yeah! I think.
At first I didn’t know what to do with myself, but then I started cleaning. (I’ll have pictures later this week, but right now I’m having computer/picture/blog communication issues. Yeah, lots of fun.)
And I cleaned and cleaned and cleaned. I sorted and purged. I took a truckload of clothes and toys and stuff I didn’t even realize we owned to the DAV thrift store. (That’s Disabled American Veterans, btw.) We bagged up dress-up clothes that no one can squeeze into, a stack of family fun from the game cabinet (to make room for new Christmas games!), a Hot Wheels track set, 2 play barns, and that crazy Zhu-Zhu tunnel-wheel thing that I’ve always hated.
I sorted a few boxes of magazines down to a few pages of recipes and crafts and we let go of a few books that we’ve outgrown.
I talked to the kids and we decided to share our play kitchen and our pink plastic preschool table to make room for a big-kids table (which is coming from our attic) and the Ladybug gave up her 3 Barbie dolls, 8 of her stuff animals, and 2 baby dolls (like 1/20th of her collection!) to make room for a “new” desk (which is coming from our garage).
Today we’ll be here dusting and vacuuming and moving our new furniture in place. We’ll be talking about hanging a blackboard and making a reading circle, re-stacking the bunk beds and repurposing a cabinet for the upstairs bathroom. We’ll be whispering about new paint and pictures for the walls and a curtain by our new reading nook.
It’s so nice to be out from under all this stuff we didn’t even realize we had!
How’s your weekend been?