Yesterday I woke up exhausted. Abbott came to our bed sometime around 2:00am; Cal followed suit shortly thereafter (he seems to have a radar for being left alone in their room). This happened the previous night also. The second night it happened Alexi went to sleep in Abbott's empty bed (Abbott tends to kick), as our guest bed is currently covered with Lego. He said that he intermittently heard our kittens playing; perhaps this explains the boys' awakenings. We're going to try putting the kittens in our laundry room at night, with the hope that we all get more sleep.
Monday and Tuesday Abbott didn't make it home with his homework packet, though he swears he put it in his backpack. Hence the reminder note by the front door in the photo above. It's hard trying to get back into a routine after two weeks of vacation.
I asked Cal to begin taking the ornaments off the Christmas tree while I made dinner last night. Abbott cried about the tree being taken away, so it's still in the living room. He asked me to do it when he's not around to watch (so sad!).
I made us a dinner of winter comfort: soup and beer bread and apple crisp.