It's March Break here so I have all three kids home. By this time of the year, I'm exceptionally excited about the opportunity to not get kids out the door in the morning. The last week before March Break was brutal. Kian has been particularly missing his siblings, so he was ecstatic to have them home. So far it has been a very good week, but it's only Tuesday.
Yesterday, the kids played really well in the morning. I also put the older two to work. Aris unloaded the dishwasher while Zane was given a paid job. He was informed that the rate of pay was determined by how hard he worked. He cheerfully scrubbed the bathtub stark naked(because how else can you clean a tub?) for well over an hour. It is now clean. After lunch, the older two went swimming while my best friend came over for a visit. Kian was rather grumpy then, but cheered up as soon as his siblings returned.
Today we had a bit of a girls' date. Aris and I went to see Tangled at an indie cinema in uptown. I've never been there before, although I've heard a lot of good things about this particular cinema. A couple of years ago, they took over another theatre across from their original one and it's been a good thing. They've also added in a cafe at the newer location. Aris and I quite enjoyed our lunch. She had the uptown grilled cheese with smoked provolone, feta cheese, sundried tomatoes, and kalamata olives. It was nice. Then she enjoyed popcorn with extra butter while I had local hot apple cider. I will definitely be going back to this theater again, largely because of the great food options.
I need to go to bed, but it's a been a very good day. My best friend is in town during March Break which makes it even better. Last night we played Agricola. Tonight we played Dutch Blitz with Veronica. Earlier I had turned on an 80s mix and it never got turned off. At one point, we took a break from playing to dance along to YMCA. I also discovered that my daughter is familiar with Thriller. She was disappointed when we sent her to bed. Apparently she really likes 80s rock. :)
For all my friends "celebrating" March Break, I hope you're having lots of fun with your littles!