Monday, January 16, 2006
Last Night at Grandma's
The kids worked so hard all day helping me rake, stack wood, burn leaves, clean the tool shed so when they said they wanted to sleep in their cabin tonight and cook outdoors I agreed. ( also knew when it got cold they would be running back inside) They cooked soup over their fire, had sandwiches, chips and doughnuts. They sat around their fire and told ghost stories... Then were back in the house taking showers and watching movies by 8:30! Zack and Julie had been fussing with each other while here so I tied them together with a small rope by their wrists. I gave them enough rope to be able to move around but they had to stay tied all day long and if they argued or said something mean to the other I popped their behind. They worked well together raking and stacking and even talked nice to each other. I let them untie their selves at suppertime. Took them awhile to learn how to compromise when one wanted to go one way and the other didn't. Tomorrow we pack up and head them back to the mountains. Yes it is suppose to be winter here but its been so warm the kids have played outside with only teeshirts most days. Hopefully by the time I get back I will have DSL again. It takes about 5 minutes to download a picture on dial up and it drives me crazy!!!