But this last week, while being uneventful, was a different one.
I had seven children in my house for 5 days.
Mr. Lego, as you know if you read my Monday Musings, is in Kentucky competing at the National Egg and Poultry Convention. My friend, who is the coach, took the team so I volunteered to watch her four youngest boys, ages 7-12.
And we had a blast.
Each day we did some school....very low-key stuff like phonics and reading workbooks, math, and read-alouds.
After that, the fun began.
They did this for a while one afternoon....
One of their favorite things to do was to look through our I Spy Books.
The creators of those books were genuises.
One day they made a triple batch of Oatmeal Chocolate Cookies.
These were seriously delicious.
And when I felt like they needed to burn off some energy, I sent them outside to play.
The leaves were too tempting and they had a massive leaf-throwing fight.
Some of them went into the small greenbelt area in our neighborhood, and created a whole village for the stuffed animals.
I did take them with me when I ran errands and went to the library, and yes, they all fit in my car.
And for fun, I started writing down the things I was hearing......
"Retreat! Girls coming!"
(When watching a funny Youtube video) "You are 20 percent in front of me, so I can only see 50 percent! Move over!"
"Sit on his head!"
"Knight, come rescue me now!"
"It's not my fault that I'm mad at you."
Me: "What are you doing?"
Child: "Slow-motion punching."
Child #1: "Get your leg off of my foot!"
Child #2 " That's not my leg!"
This was also heard often:
"When are you going to stop taking pictures of us?"
It was a pretty fun week.
I got to know these sweet little boys a bit better, and spend time with my own girlies as well.