There are days that seem like no matter how much you want there to be there are never enough hours in a day. I have too many of those days.
I did take the kids to the library as I had planned on Wednesday and signed each of them up for their very own library card. They were excited to know that they were each getting their own card but very disappointed to learn that they were staying in my purse until they get older. The boys each have their own wallets and Belle a purse but if you knew how many times that each of them had come up to me and ask "Mom have you seen my _____?" (insert appropriate piece here), then you know why they are staying in my purse until they get older. I don't want to have to search bedrooms over or pay $2 for every time they loose their card because they don't want to put them away as they are often told to do. Their disappointment gave way when they finally got to use their cards and get two books apiece. Now I'm trying to get them to actually read the books they checked out.
About six weeks ago I made the discovery that July 4th fell on a Friday. That meant my birthday also fell on a Friday. So I called Mom and told her of my discovery.
"Is that a hint?"
"That is a big, jumping up and down, waving my arms and screaming at the top of my lungs HINT." She found that very funny. Hubby and I manage to get very few date nights and didn't get the chance to have when I anniversary fell on Friday last year so what better day to have a date night? Mom more than babysat for Hubby and I to have a date night for my birthday. She stopped by on Thursday, waited while the kids packed and took them to her house so that I could have a night to myself Thursday night and date night on Friday night!
That's right. Yesterday I turned thirty-one. And I got to celebrate it by not having any responsibilites and having a date night.
I called Hubby the same day I had called Mom and let him know that I made arrangements to have the kids stay with her for my birthday. Two weeks ago, he informed his dispatcher that he wanted to be home by my birthday. Early on my birthday so that we could attempt to have a date night. And his dispatcher came through. Hubby called me yesterday morning at 5am to come and pick him up since he was almost to his terminal. I think 5am is early. Isn't it?
After coming in and getting a little bit of sleep, he and I got up and started our day. We stopped by, saw the kids so they could wish me a happy birthday and so I could cut the cake that Belle helped make for me. We left, went to a mall in the next town and did some shopping. We found a great sale at Children's Place and managed to pick up seven pieces of clothing for under $25! We picked up a few more pieces at JC Penney's and ended up with a couple of outfits for each kid to start school with. We stopped by Petsmart and petted some kitties, bought DVD+R's at Office Depot and found me a new purse at TJ Maxx. We came back to our hometown, had dinner and intended to catch The Dark Knight at the local theatre. Unfortunately our movie plans at the local theatre didn't work out the way we wanted so we drove back to the other town to see the movie. While it was a true Batman movie (and they are not really my favorites) it turned out to be an ok movie. It had some pretty good humor in it as well as suspense, but it isn't one that I'm going to let the kids watch anytime soon due to some of the graphics in it. (They'll get over it). I will admit that Heath Ledger is one of the reasons I chose to see this movie but I would like to think that I would've gone to see it regardless of his fate because I just loved to see his movies. Guess this is something I will never know for sure.
All in all, I had a pretty good birthday. I certainly don't feel older but I am much more sleepy than I was before it got here. Maybe it had something with getting up at 5am, staying up until after 2am and then getting up again only a few hours later. Maybe. At least that's what I'm blaming it on. Yeah. That's what I'm blaming it on.