A big "thanks" to my gracious readers who leave a flattering comment when I post about our family nights.
You guys are too kind.
Reading your comments I can almost forget that I only post the parts of family night that go as planned.
Tantrums? Sibling-squabbles? Kids on the time out bench? Frantically searching Google for ideas? The times we have to postpone family night for an hour or so because Jonathan and I are irritated at each other? The times I lose my patience in the middle of rocket ship assembly? What....I didn't include those parts of family night? Hmmmm....
It's kinda like how Lost in Laundry will never feature a picture of me without make-up on. You'll also never see an extreme close-up. Or a picture that's been taken from behind. That's the beauty of having a blog. You guys only get to see the cropped, touch-up, edited version.
And to those of you who think I'm creative....I fear you have been dreadfully mislead. I must admit that I'm really just very efficient at using Google. Start by searching "birthday party themes" and you'll find all you need!
I'll keep blogging about family night, because I love having a place to store all these memories. Just don't get the wrong idea about me being some kind of super mom. (As those of you who know me in real life snicker!) I may look pretty good on Tuesday nights...but the rest of the week I have a lot of maturing I need to do. So to keep it real, you might want to imagine some whining, crying, and disciplining that happens along with all the fun.
Thanks for keeping it real! I really was picturing the 5 of you all perfectly enjoying a fun family night! I like to plan things, but inevitably someone doesn't like something and then it turns into a mini-nightmare! That's why sometimes I just choose NOT to do something extra! I still think you are a super mom though!!
Your creative ablility has nothing to do with my awe! It is the fact that you are DOING it google or not. and that you push through the whining and the husband irratibility. That you didn't give up after the first try that wasn't perfect. THAT is where I am challenged and inspired.
Thank you for not giving up and for sharing the good, the bad and the ugly with us all!
All this time I thought you were a creative master-mind. Tuesday is our family night as well. We have been at it for almost two years, for the most part it all goes well, but the most memorable ones are those that go wrong...extremely wrong. Like super glue in hair, skinned knees, getting hit in the groin with a rubber mallet, and twisted ankles etc.... Hmm? Don't get any ideas, it's not worth it.