Sun was shining. Gloriously warm.
Spent the afternoon at my parent's house for dinner after doing some chores around the house in the morning. After dinner at my parent's house we all came back to my house as I solicited their help in pulling a few bushes.
The kids were abnormally civil to one another all day. They played hide and seek together in the yard. They played soccer together. They played with Rosie outside chasing her around the yard. The boys played with Thing 3 on the computer helping her earn money on her webkinz account.....oh yes they did....
Late afternoon the house was quiet. Not a sound.
I was on my couch reading my latest People magazine in total silence.
Where did the kids disappear to?
No TVs were on.
No bickering was heard.
I wandered around the house to see what they were getting into and here is what I found....
Thing 2 was downstairs watching something on the tube....
Earlier in the day at my mom's house....after dinner....my parents and my brother and I were sitting around the table chatting and I glanced outside and found all 3 of my kids sitting beside each other on a swing. The boys were each reading their James Patterson books (for those not in the know James Patterson also writes a fabulous teen series) it would have been a perfect picture moment but of course I didn't have my camera with me....and I was kicking myself.
My kids LOVE to read....and I LOVE that my kids LOVE to read!