We had a wonderful winter break. Even the week of my surgery, the kids enjoyed being home and having tons of time to play and relax. It was so great that Jake in particular has had a hard time getting back into the swing of things. As both last week and this week progressed, he got increasingly grumpy, especially in the mornings. He whined asking why he had to get up early every morning and go to school. Then after school he would whine about having to do his homework. He even whined at bedtime about why he had to read and go to bed early. I mean, wasn't it obvious why he needed to go to sleep? He was SO grumpy.
Then this morning Jake woke up bright-eyed and bushy-tailed. He got ready for school and then came to me in my office and announced that he had made Joe and I's bed because he wanted to be nice and helpful. He also got Jadyn's stuff ready to brush her teeth. I admit to tearing up at his unprompted thoughtfulness. My sweet Jake was back.
The entire morning was then filled with good moods and random acts of kindness toward each other. Jadyn even got Jake's backpack and filled it with his lunch bag for him. I wish all mornings could be like this.
Of course after tomorrow the kids have a 3 day weekend for MLK's birthday. I just hope we don't wake up Tuesday morning and find ourselves back to square one.