When the highlights of the week are coatracks and a barbie scale, it clearly wasn’t an eventful week. I have been desperately wanting to get our laundry room re-done so we had a place to hang up our coats. The colder weather here means more coats, gloves, hats, boots…and mud, which means a whole lot more washing! When the kids come in and throw everything on the floor of our tiny laundry room and I can’t even walk through it, that’s a whole different issue. Well, I finally got it done and it’s SO NICE! They come in and hang up their own coats and gloves and I no longer have to step on them. Mama win! Now just to finish up the rest of the laundry room and I will be able to check that room off my list.
Now for the barbie scale. It all started out one afternoon at Rural King when dad was taking forever looking at a tractor. We looked at the toy isle so many times that I had heard “I want that” for almost every toy in the store. At about 2 hours into the deal, I caved and told the girls they could pick out one small toy to play with until dad was done. Instantly big sis wanted a doctor barbie. When I asked her why she liked that one, she said it was because they had a barbie scale. She didn’t care about the doll, just the scale. A piece of plastic thats isn’t even work scale. After talking about how we would look to find a different scale that would actually work, they both picked out a baby barbie instead. It was all good until I couldn’t find a barbie scale or even a small scale for anything. Amazon had some, but they would take forever to come and I had no way of seeing how big they actually were. So we gave up…until we happened to be in the hardware store a few days before Christmas and one of the ladies asked lil sis what she wanted for Christmas. She excitedly said “a barbie scale!” The lady looked a me funny and I explained to her I had looked around and we just couldn’t really find anything good that wasn’t expensive. She said they had a tiny kitchen scale that happened to be right in our cheap price range. They ordered it in pronto. A few days later the girls got to go pick it up and they have been weighing barbies ever since!
We also did plenty of farm chores. Dad gave me a lesson on the tractor and big sis made a great co-pilot helping to move some hay. Someone always needs to be fed around here and the girls are always happy to assist. Even when it comes to making dinner. They asked if they could help, so I had them wash the broccoli. I had no idea they would play with it long enough for me to cook the entire meal. I finally had to cut the tops off, and they even continued to play with the stems. Note to self….if I need some time, just let the kids wash the broccoli because apparently it’s very entertaining!