We left our hero last week in the clutches of four greasy-fingered, nap-denying, defiant couch tater tots, facing certain doom without their usual custodian. Thankfully, Kira came home to save us all from self-destruction, just in the nick of time.
...But not before we had tons of fun. I filled up our days with outings and treats, figuring that they couldn't eat each other alive if they were distracted by a shiny object or two. It worked pretty well, although I would not want to be a full-time single parent of my little cage-fighters.
Merritt has been teething nonstop for several days. He took forever to sprout that upper incisor, but now seems to have gotten the hang of the process; he's decided to add a second tooth on the top, and a third bottom tooth, with signs of another on the way. Naturally, he's had disturbed sleep during the process, so I had disturbed sleep in Kira's absence. Now that she's home, we get to share the sleep disturbance.
This coming week marks the last few days before school starts. Carver begins Kimdergarten, and Avey charges into 4th Grade. They are both tentatively excited, although we were all saddened to learn that Avey's best friend will not be in Avey's same classroom this year. They will still see each other at recess, but it will still be sad to not share the same experiences.
That's about all that's noteworthy for us!
We are excited for the solar eclipse tomorrow!