After I was done packing Sam's lunch, he decided that his stomach hurt too much to go to school. I couldn't tell if he was legitimately unwell (he'd had a small bit of digestive upset the night before), or if he just wanted to play in the REALLY BIG BOX. So we set out some terms for the day (mainly a lengthy afternoon quiet time in his room) and I called the school.
Sam and Rachel then spent the next two and a half hours playing in the box.
First it was a hockey arena.
Then a classroom or letter sorting factory.
Then a restaurant. It was awesome!
During this time I read blogs, responded to blog comments (as you all might have been able to guess!), did some general tidying and organizing, and drank a whole bunch of tea. It was actually kind of peaceful. My original plan had been to go to the gym and put Rachel in childcare so it was nice to get a lot of small things done around the house.
After the kids' quiet time/nap, it was time to eat supper. I made Kraft Dinner with tuna and peas and then we got ready for Rachel's preschool Family Celebration. The kids got snack bags and could do crafts, face painting and play some games. Then each preschool class performed a few songs. Rachel was all about hanging out with her teacher and looked slightly shell shocked up on stage, especially when everyone clapped.
Sam coloured while Dave put Rachel to bed and I did some dishes.
After Sam was in bed, Dave made some nachos for us and we watched...ummm, five... episodes of Modern Family.
After that action packed day, where I was actually in my pajamas until 5pm when we had to leave for the preschool party (!), I went to bed.
And this ends my Week In The Life of intensive blogging. Thanks for following along with my oh-so-exciting happenings :)