We called the mechanic yesterday and found out that our car will be ready later today, it'll be nice to have it back home (though I will miss the cruise control, lol). I am thankful that we will have the money to pay them now.
I was watching the kids last night, a very regular occurrence when you only have heat in 1 room of the house, and it is so wonderful to see how much they have learned in the past few months. The middle 3 are becoming quite proficient with the computer and internet, thankfully they really only like to play the Nick Jr games. I was a bit apprehensive but my 3 yr old has learned so much from the games, matching, patterns, colors, counting, and the list just goes on and on, that I don't mind it as much. I do think we will be instituting a time limit though as I don't want them to get sucked into the computer.
My oldest came to me this weekend and told me that I was right about the video games being too violent, he really does not like what he is seeing and hearing at school from the other children who seem to play them a lot. I am glad that he has matured enough to look at these things and make up his own mind.
It has been cold, but having this time together as a family has been really warming and to be honest I don't know if I'm in a big hurry to get it fixed. NOT!! Seriously, a nice warm shower is still very welcome, lol. But I will miss the closeness as the house warms up and they are off playing elsewhere.