Thursday, April 9, 2009


I'm not going to lie. This has been a rough week for us - physically and emotionally.

We are all short on sleep - which of course makes for cranky people (myself included!).

Ellie had 4 days worth of state testing. Unfortunately, it was in the morning (0845) and we couldn't leave, because Ellie is a speed test-taker and was the first one done all 4 days in a row. So, we spent 4 mornings sitting in the car waiting for her to be done. Then we still went to various classes throughout the week - and tried to keep up with schoolwork. It was ugly.

Lexie even broke down and threw a temper tantrum today and that rarely happens.

To top it off, Nick has learned how to open our sliding glass door and I don't know what I'm going to do. Every time I turn around, he's out on the deck, running around. It's an arctic door and doesn't slide like a normal one - and doesn't lock (you can only open it from the inside). So, I have had to chase him around like crazy for the past 2 days and it's driving me insane.

So, I am going to head to bed and sleep in tomorrow....


Luke said...

May you get the rest you need, and be given the patience to make up the difference.

Hang in there!


Andrea said...

Hey Jen, try put a dowel or sliver of wood in the bottom of the sliding glass door and see if he does not notice it. It should work to keep him IN. Love you guys,
Aunt Annie

Jennifer said...

I don't think the dowel thing will work. It's a special type of "arctic" sliding door that not only slides, but pushes in and seals. To open it, you twist the handle and then pull out and then slide it. I will try, but I think that then he would use the stick as a weapon around the house :) (Much like the vacuum cleaner wand and the broom!)