This week has been a school vacation week for K & O. In the past, school vacations have been dreaded (I mean, DREADED) by Braydon and I because of the huge wrench they throw (I mean, HUGE WRENCH THEY THROW) into our life. In the past, we have always felt like we're just barely holding on by a thread. Anything that throws us out of whack (like, for example, a kid getting sick, or a school vacation week) has pushed us over the edge. But things have changed around here. Oh glory be! how things have changed around here!!! Again, again, again... just one word: MARGIE! She's got us covered. School vacation week has been a breeze. Kids (and parents) being sick has been a breeze. It has been a bit wacky around here. But, it has been a breeze. The boys have had a blast playing at home together (especially because of being in separate classrooms this year, their playing at home together all day long is a nice treat for them). Meera has been able to keep her routine. Braydon and I haven't had to skip out on work. Everything has remained -- more or less -- even keeled (well, as even keeled as it ever is). I feel like we've finally achieved, for the very first time, what a school vacation week is supposed to be like: everybody slightly more relaxed, the kids staying up a bit later than usual, routine suspended a bit, and a few more chances to get bored (and thus, more creative) than usual. I've gotta say, it has been great. TGFM. (Thank God For Margie). It has been a good (albeit a bit wild and crazy) week here. The photos below show just a bit of some of the slightly wackier moments. TGIF.