Thursday, April 07, 2011

Another Fairytale

{I even put curlers in this morning}

Today I slept in.
Not that much, but enough.
Mr. Nielson drove away early this morning to take a test for his new project.
(more on that later)
I kept the children home from school today.

I needed them, and they certainly needed me.
Attention. Love. Hugs. Kisses. All of that which lately, has seemed a little off.
I missed Jane's soccer game and I payed for it.
She cried herself to sleep last night. She even said what every mother hates to hear:
Was going out with Daddy to that thing more important than me?

And that is when I decided they ALL needed to stay home.
We needed to regroup and focus on each other.
I needed to assure them that nothing is more important than my children.

{out to lunch with the girls}

I made eggs and we laughed, worked on Claire's science fair report.
The boys played quietly on the floor, and all was well.
To top it off, Mr. Nielson came home with a huge smile and big news that he passed the test {that he had stayed up until 4:00 in the morning preparing for}.

It was a fairytale day.
And I think it is good to have a few of those now and again.