We made it past the holidays and now it is time for everything to get back to a normal (if there is such thing as normal) routine. The presents have all been opened, the gift cards have all been spent, and the family is all safe at home. Tomorrow the kids go back to school and Mr. Fixit starts into public school for the first time since kindergarten. He is excited and a little nervous but I think he will be just fine. As a matter of fact, I think he will do better than he did in following in his sisters footsteps. Everything comes as second nature for his sisters, but he struggles for everything, which, given his nature is a good thing. He is his father's son.
2007 means changes for us all. Do It Yourself Guy and I are in a new bedroom, Mr. Fixit starts a new school, The Entire Debate Team in One has a new hairstyle, The Avid Reader is getting used to sleeping on the top bunk and the dogs are trying to deal with us having a bed that is too high for them to jump up on. Whittle shit is having an exceptionally hard time with this! I think I am kind of liking this since he is the biggest bed hog I have ever seen. Keep in mind that I slept with 2 children on a hide-a -bed last weekend. I don't forget that easily!
We are trying really hard to get Big Sis and Big Brother-in-Law to move down here and I think they are getting close. Today, when they were getting ready to leave, they came up to Only Neice and said it was time for them to go. Her response was to give them each a hug and kiss and tell them that she would miss them and to be careful. Out of the mouths of babes, I tell ya. If that doesn't want to make them move closer to family, I don't know what will. I can't wait to have them here....
As far as resolutions go, I haven't really made any new ones. There are the usual, get the house finished, be a better mother, etc. Maybe at least one of them will happen this year......we'll see. Happy New Year!