Friday, June 23, 2017

Last day of school!

Today, hallelujah, was the last time for this school year that I had to fill up lunch boxes :) No joke... I did a happy dance ;) Today was also the last time for this school year that I had to pull out school clothes (or, for today, a reasonable facsimilie). The boys have school colours that they have to wear (red, blue and white) but they still try to argue with me ;) As I pulled the clothes out of the laundry pile, I also did a little happy dance... :)
The boys have an early dismissal today so we are going out for brunch to celebrate (heck, who doesn't like pancakes at random times of the day?). Tomorrow, we are all officially on holidays. I am doing a happy dance... all day long!

Have a good one! xox

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Show off ;)

Yesterday, Andreas sent me a picture... a picture of a calm and beautiful table. A table with crayfish (Swedes are nuts for those things) and wine. A table in the garden, with proper glasses and a WHITE table cloth (real cloth)....

To put things into perspective: We had meatballs. I think that Fanny the dog stole some of Oliver's. The boys had ketchup (the 2 big ones... not Oliver because he is like me and does not like the stuff). I think the conversation included who farted the loudest and where their high score was on the BEST video game ever. The table cloth is plastic... and definitely not white. Dishes were plastic and courtesy of Ikea.... Water was spilled and someone stormed off in a huff....

To my beloved husband: Show off! ;)

(For those of you who didn't know about it, Andreas is on sabbatical in Denmark and is now hanging out with his parents in Sweden. We are leaving to meet up with him in a week... a very long week) ;)


Monday, June 19, 2017

Quiet on the blog front

Hello all! It has been pretty quiet on the blog front lately... but not at the home front ;) The past 5 days or so have been a crazy blend of work/boys' activities/soccer/home maintenance and getting ready for our upcoming trip. Last night was the first in a while that I could sit out on our front steps and enjoy a glass of wine... boy, did that feel good... especially since the boys were in bed already :)

Suddenly, it is back to Monday and the last week of school for Nicklas and Oliver. I will be glad not to make another school lunch until September ;)

Wishing you all a happy Monday xox

I need this shirt ;)

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Things that I have learned from boys....

I have learned that boys are really noisy... like punching each other.... like to make farting noises..... and fight about really dumb things. Really. Dumb. Things.

So, I am sitting in front of my computer, drinking an iced coffee and writing my blog post... and learning that the happy place in my head is a good place to be ;)

Love to you all xox

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Grade 7 is done!

After all the excitement of yesterday morning (see here if you have no idea what I am talking about), Alexander finished his last 2 exams! Grade 7 is... DONE! Woo hoo! This morning, to celebrate, he got to sleep in. I am working from home today so, after I dropped off Oliver and Nicka at school, I asked him how he felt. He said FREE... at least, until I got back home again ;) Haha! Mother revenge ;)

I have to say that I am very proud of how he handled himself over the past year. Despite a few blips, Alexander was very mature and responsible for his work. He actually got frustrated when his group project colleagues fooled around (Really? Who is this kid??) and disappointed when his grades weren't where he wanted them to be (Seriously?? Who IS this kid?? And what did you do with the old Alexander???). He went from being a 70%-average-student-who-didn't-really-care in elementary school to one who managed 80%+ in most classes (we're still working on the French and History) as well as playing on his school soccer and rugby teams.

Good work, dude! We are proud of you! Summer freedom well earned ;) xox

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

How to stress your mother out before she even leaves the house in the morning.....

Kids, listen up, you send her a text. One that clearly indicates that you FORGOT THE MOST IMPORTANT THING FOR YOUR MATH EXAM (besides your head, but that is another story). Oh yeah, a math exam that is at 8:30am... when she still has to drop off your brothers at their school... and she has NO idea where your damn calculator is... and then, listen up- this is the best part, YOU DON'T ANSWER TEXTS OR CALLS FROM HER TO YOU. Guaranteed, she will love it... and you ;)

Spoil alert: I actually went to the damn Walmart that opens at 8am... to buy him a calculator... and drove it to his school.... where he was conveniently walking by the front door... with a borrowed calculator in his hand :P

Disclaimer: if this had not been his final exam, I would have pretended that I did not see the original text to begin with.... and burned inside... all day long!!!!!

Wishing you all a happy and stress free day ;)


This does not include the 5 million times that I tried to call him ;)

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Mother of boys

We mothers of boys have a kind of club. I am sure that mothers of girls have their own club but, obviously, I am not a member ;) Anyway, when mothers of boys see each other, we make eye contact with a glance that says "I know what it is like, sister! When is it wine o'clock at your house? Keep sane!". We do. Seriously ;)
On Saturday, after one of many soccer games, I took the boys to the local big grocery store. The woman in line ahead of us- she had two little boys in her shopping cart who were trying to open half her groceries- looked at me, with my 3 boys trying to punch and push each other. She gave me the mother-of-boys look and said that she was pregnant with boy #3. I told her that it does get better... I just don't know when ;) Haha! Hang in there, sister!

Wishing you all a great start to the week! xox