Days like today are hard to top. Sometimes we play hard and pass out.
Sometimes we dig big holes in the yard and eat too much ice cream. Today was a dog walk with the local tween from down the street.
We mailed a letter at the post office. We bought special root beer at the local grocery store. We came home and played doctor on the dog as Atka needed a bandage over a small wound.
I love spending time with the tween girls. Even more so when I'm confided in about troubles at home. I've lived through inconsistent parenting - where the child/parent roles reverse. It's a struggle, some practical lessons are learned along the way - even though they are toughest lessons to learn. We have an open door policy if anyone needs a safe place to say. Today I heard so-and-sos mom is a nice drunk, so-and-sos mom is a mean drunk.
All I can hope for when we have kids permanently in the home is that I'm the nice drunk mom.