Yesterday was Monday. The kids had Monday madness.
Which meant that I had Monday madness.
The first part of the day did not go well...
There was much, much more screaming than usual. More fighting, more crying, more of everything.
I hate Perler beads today. They're still everywhere. Usually, if we're having a bad day, the beads do the trick... quiet, calm sitting and counting... but - not yesterday. It was a lot of just screaming.
Desperate times called for desperate measures!
When the going gets tough, the tough go outside...
And, who should show up just when we're going out?
Andrew and Katie!
Forget school - forget the dishes - forget the mess! Let's go jumping...
Some jumping is exactly what he needs!
She's sneaking off while Andrew jumps.
Andrew shows off...
Doesn't notice the sly dog...
She's headed towards Grandma and Grandpa's house!
No, Sadie - come back! You're supposed to watch the fire!
through the freshly tilled garden.
Katie and Olivia do some "girl jumps".
The kids "get their seat belts on" - have a grown up hold onto them...
Keep an eye on the fire - Sadie!
Trying to sneak off into the fields is forbidden!
All in all, it was a great way to end the screaming and fighting. For now...