Irony? Finally being convicted that the human body NEEDS sleep and that sleep isn't for wimps....finally making an effort to get in bed at a decent hour and allow for the possibility of 6-8 hours of sleep.....THEN coming down with a cough that keeps you up all night.
Yesterday morning I took three of the kids to see Willy Wonka. This was the "school" showing of the play. It was cute. I did have to leave due to coughing. We'd thought of going to see the Gospel According to Scrooge...but I couldn't bear the thought of all the disapproving stares again when I had a coughing fit. I'm praying I'm better by Sunday and we can catch it then. LOL
Produce co-op was moved to the afternoon due to the play. Sleep deprivation (you wondered how I'd tie this together?) is the only explanation I have to arriving to pick up 2 pallets of produce with a Toyota Camry instead of a 15 pass van. I can't believe they fit it all in! I had produce EVERYWHERE...floor, seats, trunk.....
Half-way through this daily/advent/calendar/gift/thing I have mixed feelings. The kids LOVE the hunt. They are enjoying it...but I think it causes a focus on GIFTS that we've not had before....and I am wondering what in the world I'll put in their stockings this year as we've been giving them daily little gifts. Maybe we'll skip stockings and then the daily gifts won't seem excessive...just stockings stretched over the month. I don't know. They LOVE it...and the hunts have been a tremendous amount of fun. The activity calendar is a hit....but I'm not feeling well and so I wish there wasn't a daily nagging to "do something". LOL I do think that these activities have insured that we have "family moments" even when we are busy, even when we are sick. Here's some random photos of the past few days of treasure hunts.