As most of you know, the kids were at my parent’s house this weekend while Jon recooped. We just had the baby with us. I really enjoyed this weekend because I had the chance to just hang out with Rachel. It was so easy! I remember when we just had Seth and we thought one kid was so hard! Ha!
Once I had more than one kid, I learned a couple of things: it is more important to raise a nice kid than a child prodigy, child-rearing is not a competition and just relax and enjoy it. I know I often was caught up in keeping up with the Joneses child wise by making sure Seth was one of the smartest kids around. In hindsight, however, I wish I had done things a little different. Don’t get me wrong, I love ALL my kids. But now I am definately doing some back peddling with the focus on social skills.
This weekend I also had the opportunity to enjoy some reading. I finished a whole book in a week! Back in my carefree days, I would often finish at least a book a day! Since the children came however, finishing one a month is the norm.
On Sunday, we picked up the kids again. Thanks Mom and Dad for watching them on dad’s birthday and the weekend before the big test! All was good – the uno turned backed into tres!