The evenings are so beautiful right now, John and I spend most every evening on the front porch while Carlie and Donny play in the yard.
You are only young once. Enjoy it!
Last week Carlie was sick one day with a fever and a upset stomach. I put her to bed for a nap and she called to me excitedly, “Mommy! I very sickie and have to stay in bed like Johnny. I have the measles!” In one of her favorite books the boy gets the measles and has to stay in bed until he was well. She asked me to get the book for her so she could read it. When I checked on her a minute later she was asleep and her dolly was still holding the first page for her.
I wondered if the chalkboard would not get used after a few months when the newness wore off but they still enjoy using it every day for drawing and writing.