After yesterday's disastrous afternoon (summary: Wes took a nap. A LONG nap. We had no food. We couldn't leave to go get any. We were very bored. The children revolted. Ryan came home. I left to get myself some Chinese food then returned to eat it while watching "Sideways" on Netflix BY MY DAMN SELF) I knew something needed to change or this was going to be a LONG summer.
So this morning, when we still didn't have any food (milk, most importantly, Wes was very annoyed by our ignoring his increasingly shrill requests for MIK! MIK!!!! MIIIIKKKKK!), I decided we would start our day at Panera. How can you not be happy while eating something called a "muffie?"
While we were there, I brainstormed some ways to add structure to our day. Structure usually provided by Ms. Sunshine, that magician who taught Charlie's preschool class, which ENDED YESTERDAY.
I decided we would make a list while we were still at breakfast. I added some things and Charlie added some things. Since I took this picture Charlie has added and completed "eat fruit outside." I have added and completed "find something to do with extra banana bread."
I'm feeling pretty good about it. Of course it's only 10:40, which leaves us with seven hours and twenty minutes to fill before dinner. And Charlie has interrupted his "work on Turtle Spaceship" job fourteen times to interrupt me while I was writing this. But we have tons of snack food and the pool will be open in the afternoon. I'm sure those three short months between now and September seventh are going to fly right by.