What else does a family of 5 do on the last weekend before Christmas??? We go to the mall. But not just one mall, we go to several.
When you’ve been cooped up in the house as much as Urbanmummy has, something has to give and what gave was our peaceful weekend at home with the family. We needed to get out! Even if it meant heading into crowds of holiday shoppers lollygagging their way through the mall. We needed to return stuff. We bought a stroller for the car seat so we wouldn’t have to carry Berry around all day, we hit up Toys R Us, a big mall and a bunch of other little stores. We got errands done.
With Berry being 3 weeks old and the boys finally sleeping in their bunk beds (or not sleeping for that matter) we figured what better than to drive around a lot and give them all plenty of time to sleep in the car while we spent money. I could tell it was going to be a productive day when I saw Urbannummy’s eyes. She was out of the house and dammit she was going to get stuff done. I did not realize how much of a chore it was getting three sleepy kids out of the car and into a store… Whew.
On Sunday Linus had a birthday party at the movie theatre. Great idea in theory, but tough to coordinate since he’s only seem one movie before, with us, and we were told that the Princess and the Frog was a touch scary for 4 year olds. One of us could have joined him, for $11.00 but it didn’t make sense since there was Berry and Stewie still to be dealt with. So off Linus went. He said it was scary but he had fun… Fun being chocolate, juice, popcorn and “TV”.
On Sunday morning the boys went to Karate and excelled. They were focussed and awesome. Made me proud. At karate I sat with the President and CEO of the incredible indie music site; www.supernova.com. It was there I learned that Chad Kroeger, the lead singer of the bank Nickleback produced Theory of a Deadman’s recent effort, which I thought was AWESOME! He also talked about another band in the Kroeger stable called Default. I’ll have to check them out.
As a HUGE music fan, I’m going to try to arrange for a monthly supernova.com music discussion to introduce some outstanding up and coming bands for everyone to watch out for.
So the only downfall of this fun, busy weekend is that Berry slept too much on Sunday and thus did not sleep Sunday night so Urbanmummy was exhausted and she (thankfully) let me sleep so I could work the entire day.
Last I checked the boys, they were sneaking into our bedroom just before 6:30am to come hit Bozo.
We bought Bozo in effort to stop the kids from hitting each other and everyone else. We’ve had a few incidents of children who cannot keep their hands to themselves and thus have hit, smacked or slapped each other, us, their nanny and strangers in the karate dojo. They have told their teachers about being hit… They get frustrated, they smack each other… But not any more. Now they know that if they get “angry” they should wait, get up and walk over to Bozo and punch him until they feel better. Then they can go back and play.
I’ll keep everyone informed as to whether this works and if so, how long it took them to either lose interest in Bozo or punch a hole in him.