at 430 this morning it was lighter outside than it was at 745. it was very dark outside! the street lights were on. the rains came, along with winds and thunder and lightning. kids were getting all panicky so I took them downstairs for a couple games of Uno. they forgot all about the weather.
Once the weather let up we had planned to go to St Cloud to shop but that didnt happen. everyone usually loves shopping day. but they were all so ornery I said forget it. I dont need the stress and punishment of taking 6 kids to the store while they crab at each other and me about every little thing. So I called it off. I will go alone another day. Maybe tomorrow. I was really looking forward to shopping day with them. but now I am just mad. they are mad. some are sulking in their rooms, some are off playing other things. but no one is going shopping now. Maybe next time they will be able to talk civilly to each other and myself. tough love. sucks for me too. Oh the joys of parenthood.