ast night I was gently chastised for not blogging enough lately here at the Bonny Blue House. This is a valid criticism. I have been active at my other blog, O Night Divine but not as much here. Between Christmas preparations, the Christmas blog, keeping up with the house and the kids I haven’t had much blogging time. I apologize and I hope those who check in will stick with me.
The fact is that the twins also have kept me pretty busy. It is absolutely true that my arms are twice as full of love. They are also twice as full of dirty laundry. It also works out being up twice as much in the night, although they aren’t as bad at sleeping as some of my other babies have been.
So let me give a quick update on what we are doing here lately. Every Thursday the children have been participating in a science class given at a children’s museum here on Long Island. We did this last spring and it worked so well that our homeschool group decided to participate again this fall. The museum is open exclusively to us and the children are divided by age into three different groups. They have shot off rockets, made slime, built bridges and tomorrow a robot shall be constructed. All for an almost unbelievably inexpensive price. Thank heaven for well endowed museums.
Our homeschool group is putting on a lavish production of the bard’s Midsummers Night Dream. Katie has the role of Philostrate, Erin is Snarveling and Ryan is making his stage debut as Snug. The rehearsals take place at the Cottage as will the performance. Rehearsals ended for the rest of the Christmas season as of Friday. The children are having great fun and learning a great deal.
I was caught off guard recently when I answered the phone. I saw by the caller id that it was the rectory and I was curious. Well ten minutes later I hung up the phone having agreed to have all of the family, other than Bridget and Kevin, participate in the Christmas pageant at the 8:00 pm Mass on Christmas Eve. Dave is playing Joseph, I am Mary, Sean is baby Jesus and Katie, Erin and Kelli are angels. Ryan was already scheduled to sing in the choir. The real kick in the head came as I was hanging up the phone."Oh by way, would you mind making all the costumes as well"?
Well of course, I have oodles of time for costume making. I was just wasting those hours between midnight and five with sleeping anyway. I could definitely be better using that time to fashion biblical costumes for an eight minute long presentation. Totally. No problem.
So that is all the news.
LOL, Mary Ellen! What a full and happy season you are having! How blessed your family (and parish!) is to have you.
I will certainly be sticking by you wherever, and whenever, you blog. 🙂
Heather - New York says
How are those costumes coming?
Karen E. says
Sticking with you, and chastising those who would chastise you. 🙂
Mary Ellen, I think you have just earned the Super Mom title. Wasting those hours between midnight and 5 indeed! I know what it’s like to have infant twins.
And here I thought you moms of twins just sat around all day and ate bonbons while watching daytime television. 🙂
I cannot believe you said yes to the pagaent costume making. You are a generous woman, Mary Ellen!
PS. I’m sticking around too!
Hi Mary Ellen
Which nitwit thought that you could do that along with looking after all your kids and twins. I have a very pregnant friend expceting her 8 baby and she has got very good at saying no to extra curricular work being dumped on her