Friday, February 11, 2011

Day Five - Celebration Day

So today is the big day. Anita becomes a U.S. citizen today. The kids also have a little celebration - five full days with daddy! Before Anita even left for the U.S., I told the kids that one of the nights when she is away, we will have "no bed time." I said we could stay up and watch movies until we fall asleep. The kids just looked at me with big smiles, but were kind of puzzled like "is it even possible to have a night without a bed time?" Our Friday night started out with all four kids watching a movie at 5:30 PM.
Part way through the movie, I pushed pause and we took a break for dinner (popcorn, hot dogs, mac 'n cheese, and carrot sticks). The kids then bathed and Allison went to bed - she wasn't really aware of the "all-nighter." Then the rest of the kids finished the movie. I moved the kids into a "bug hut" (a free standing mosquito net) since it is still malaria season.
We are now watching movie number 2. These kids are surprising me. I might have bitten off more than I can chew here. I thought they would be out by the end of the second movie, but all three are still with us (and Ami said she wanted to stay up until 1:00 AM!). I am not so concerned about these three falling asleep in the bug hut - it's Allison who will be up tomorrow morning at 5:30. Only four more days until Anita gets back. It's all down hill from here - right?

3 comments:

David B. said...

Great posts, Bri! Hang in there. You can do it!!!

bythebrookdesigns said...

I love these posts too!

Lishe said...

now i am so curious if Ami made it to 1 am :)???
i'm sure you are such a fun dad to have!