It was a lovely weekend.  It still seems surprising to me, that things are so EASY now.

Friday night, we decided to go out for Marc’s birthday.  Going with all five kids to a restaurant is not an easy feat, because they all get loud and crazy, plus restaurants are still a little tricky for Sam.  Adding to the complications was that Marc works an hour and a half a way, in a job that rarely allows him to walk out the door at five o’clock.  So we went to the mall.

I know, it seems a little goofy, but it was actually brilliant.   The three older girls danced off as soon as we got there, and I took the younger two wandering all over the place.  We did the escalators an absurd number of times, and wondered about what to eat.  It’s hard with Sam – still.  He likes a lot more than he did, but making choices can still throw him for a loop, and he needs to really see the food (and smell it, especially) before he’ll know if he likes it or not.  So he had a minor panic attack, but I pulled him away from everyone, and talked him down.  He ate french fries and pretzels for dinner.

Saturday morning, I got up early and went to work.  Marc was home with the kids, and by the time I got home, my head was throbbing and the house was in shambles.  We were supposed to go to a party that afternoon, but ended up canceling and staying home.  We napped (oddly enough) and just chilled out all day.  Sunday wasn’t a lot different.  Instead of working all morning, we went to a wedding for some friends at the Beth Israel.  Then we came home.  It was a rainy afternoon, and we just chilled, played card games, read a lot.

It’s still so lovely, just to be at home, with everyone happy and not in any pain.

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