Monday, December 27, 2010

Boxing in


It's the sort of day when we should just have stayed in bed all day. Or maybe gone back to it. The boys had the right idea.

Eric went to work at the house, and found 2 inches of water in the basement. It took him all day to get the sump pump working. He was discouraged. I joked earlier that I know why they call it Boxing Day, the 26th of December. Because the boys are Boxing each other so much, we're going to clobber them all. And here the boys were literally jumping off the walls.

They weren't doing a very good job at sharing their toys, with eachother, or playing nicely with their own. There was a lot of wailing and nashing of teeth. So when friends of ours had the idea of coming over and playing, we jumped at the chance. We found comfort in water gushing out a secondary sump pump, and my hot cocoa maker, and joined with laughter with friends over a nice Noodley dinner and watching Toy Story 2 with all the kids. And that redeemed the day.