We noticed recently that some were struggling with right attitudes around here lately. So what can you do to help change the atmosphere in the home? Have a girls' day out!
The girls have been doing their chores very well, Anna was doing her school...with Bible lessons, church, etc., there hasn't been much time for down time. Lina started teasing Eric that he had me locked in a prison - a very pretty, prison, though. ;) Eric and I had been talking about the need for the girls and I to have some fun time together, so Tuesday morning before the kids got up, I presented my request to him. He said yes! After breakfast, I let Anna off of dishes duty and she immediately started school. At 12 pm we jumped in our taxi and made our jailbreak. Our destination? The mall! We had the entire day planned.
We started with lunch. What did we HAVE to eat? McDonalds. ;) We haven't been doing so good on the diet lately.
Then we did something that Anna has been begging to do, which would be impossible with the boys...Ice skating!
I would skate with one girl a little, help her to the wall, then go back for the other. Two young young ladies came over and offered to help. The girls loved making new friends! They were very curious and I was able to talk to them a little about why we are here then give them a tract before we left.
Next, we stopped at a little station that paints nails and had our nails done - a first for us all. The girls just had their nails trimmed and painted, I had mine scrubbed too. I don't know how I managed to live this long without once having a manicure! And it was like $12 for ALL of us!
We used the remaining of our time just walking around, picking up coffee for papa and potty breaks. We barely made it through the door before Daniel latched onto my leg. I guess he missed me. The girls are already planning the next break. ;)