Yesterday we finished an exciting/exhausting/enjoyable week of Vacation Bible School. My girls, who suffer from the homeschool-kids-don't-get-out-of-bed-before-sunrise sydrome, struggled to be awake by 7am. They were absolutely dragging by Wednesday of last week; by Friday they were well past pitiful.
They were also hyped up on VBS snow cones and energetic music, so yesterday my tired/cranky/over-stimulated lively ladies needed some desperate downtime (and I needed a vacation to a very quiet, secluded spa ;) ). Once Matthew came home, he took care of Micah and two of the girls while K and I went to Wally World to restock the fridge.
On the way there, I admittedly bribed my child into excellent behavior when I promised her a toy. Of course, nothing suited her in the toy section. So we checked out the craft isle. And the school supply area. She picked up a few things here and there and put them all back. She just wasn't happy.
But as we made our way to the dog food isle, we spotted the most perfect treat--a tiny cactus with a red face and a green body. My K, with her already over-imaginative mind, immediately named him Spikey. She blows him air kisses, talks to him and even carefully gave him a drink of hot chocolate this morning.
Gotta love a cactus that can entertain (and calm) a (overly tired) child. :)