** Woke up to torrential downpours. [sigh] Now that the kids have gotten a taste of playing outside, days that are strictly limited to indoor play don't always go over so well.
** Played Disney Yahtzee, Candy Land, Hullabaloo, and a Dora matching/memory game all before 8:00 AM. There's just something wrong about that.
** Remembered a butterfly project that families were asked to complete for an open house at the daycare. They sent home poster board with a butterfly outline on it and families were ALL supposed to work on it and create their own butterfly.
** Fought the urge to just do it myself when no one else was around.
** Instead, let the girls glue some macaroni and sunflower seed stripes on it.
** Considered cracking open a beer around 10:00 AM when I caught Hannah dumping the hard macaroni noodles into her underwear.
** Cringed (inwardly) as Grace painted the butterfly's wings and "ruined" my perfect circular polka-dots I had painted minutes before.
** Mentioned casually that she was painting outside the lines and that usually a butterfly's wings matched on both sides.
** Realized that she was right, when she replied, "So? It's prettier when they don't match."
** Received my first paycheck as an official freelancer in the mail today.
** Again, considered therapy when I played video games with Grace during Hannah's nap, and got unbelieveably annoyed and threatened to quit when Grace wouldn't pay attention and wasn't playing "right". (Deep breaths, Allison... Deep breaths...)
** Had several battles with Hannah today and won every one of them (for once). Throw tantrums all you want to, my child, for I will NOT cave.
** Was thrilled when Steve put the last backsplash tile on the wall today in the kitchen. Tomorrow is grouting and then my job of sealing everything will come again in a few days.
** Received the most beautiful pictures of Hannah in my email inbox, taken by my sister on Easter Sunday.
** Took both girls to my mom's house for the night. (Their choice, not mine.)
** Wondered if women who don't own vibrators realize what they're missing out on in terms of their sex life with their partners. Good stuff, my friends...
** Watched "Tuckerville" tonight. YAHOO! (I really shouldn't admit I watch that, should I? [blush])
** Laughed when Steve saw I was watching "Little People, Big World" and commented, "Wow. You really like watching that midget show, don't you?"" LOL! Dude, if you only knew how hard it is for me...