Wow! Last night was CRAZY! That seems to be how we roll these days.
Monday we took Evan swimming. He was SO happy to be checked out of school early to enjoy is most favorite activity. I hate that Evan is in school this summer, but I wanted to be sure his skill level stayed up for his transition to "big school" that is right around the corner. This will be the last summer he has school all year around, and I know he will be so happy next summer. I've already found myself a bit stressed thinking about how I'll be able to keep him busy. I've been telling Derek that the problem would be solved if he would just put a pool in our backyard. Yeah, it's that simple, right?
After our trip to the pool, I made spaghetti for the kids, fed them, and then started on mine and Derek's meal. Der grilled steaks for us and we had a baked potato and garlic bread. It was SO yummy! I needed to eat a good meal so I would have my strength up for what lied ahead of me...a haircut for Evan!
Evan HATES to get a haircut. I have only taken him twice to get it cut by a professional. His very first haircut went very well. He was an angel. The next time we took him, I thought it would be a great idea to take him to an old fashioned barber shop. Oh my word! He got the biggest bowl cut you have ever seen! It made my heart so sad. I seriously almost cried going to the car. Plus, Evan did not enjoy that experience one bit. So, since that whole episode, I got my own clipper set, and I do it myself. I usually cut is pretty short because the entire event is equivalent to wrestling an alligator. Derek wrestles and I trim. It's quite the scene, not to mention all the screaming and crying going on. So, after my yummy steak dinner, I get Ringo (seriously, Evan was starting to resemble one of the Beatles) ready for his haircut.
Ringo before. Check out those chops...
Here he is after. As you can see from his expression, he is not very happy with us. We can now see our beautiful boy again...
The madness didn't stop there though. After this, both children got their nails trimmed. It was ugly! They both hated it! Is this your experience as well? I really don't get what the big deal is. Anyway, they are all groomed and pretty now. I've already started thinking about next time...I'm tired already!