Tonight, for the first time in ages, I had a friend over. WOOHOO!!!
I made snacks, I picked up the house, I tried to have adult conversation between my mommy moments. Oh but the Wild Things…Oh how they can make an impression!
How my dear friend didn’t leave with bruises is beyond me.
We had a very quiet snack time. Wild Thing 1 was playing a game in his room. Thanks to my neighbor, Wild Thing 2 had a play date next door. Oh it was a blissful 30 minutes.
Then, we settled in and watched a movie…my mistake probably. We watched The Replacement. …
DO NOT WATCH A FOOTBALL MOVIE WHEN YOU WANT BOYS TO CALM DOWN!
We are watching the movie and the Wild Things start running through the living room. First, it’s Nerf guns and Nerf swords. Yelling from mommy to finish writing the required paragraph for school, stop running, play in your room. Second, the Wild Things find a Football.Well, you can imagine where that went. Football in the hall, football in the living room, football everywhere.
The Wild Things were bouncing off the walls. Of course, there were the moments when the movie would pick up to their speed and they would be memorized by it. But those are few moments.
I worry sometimes that because of the Wild Things, having friends over is difficult. You know that feeling like people are looking at you thinking how fast can I get out of this nut house?
Luckily, my dear friend has nephews so she understands. But still, the Wild Things do leave an impression. This evening probably explained a lot…like why I look tired all the time (the never-ending movement), why I look disheveled (pick up at 45 pound 5-year-old and drag him around and see how straight you can keep your clothes), why I zone out sometimes (you know that spaced out look you get when you are trying to think of what you were saying because the wild things distracted you).
Thank goodness for friends. Thank goodness for true friends who still like you after they spend 3 hours with the Wild Things!