Unpacking Movie Day

The best part of being back in Tulsa is all the free activities for children.  This morning Nathan took the children to see a movie at the fancy theater with reclining seats, and they loved it.  What a fun experience for them!

Kyrie stayed home with me to help me unpack the playroom.

By unpack, I mean she is officially a wailing toddler who throws things when she is mad and pulls everything off shelves and out of boxes and out from drawers as fast as I can put things away.

We worked most of the day, and got a great deal finished – despite her assistive efforts.

She was at one point walking around with a picture of President Monson, saying, “Prophet! prophet!”  I don’t know where she got it, but I am delighted she knew who he was.

But the more I work on one area in the house, the more it all blends together into a pile of blah, so I have to move around a bit.

I did manage to cook breakfast, lunch, and supper, however, which is progress since we have worked in the kitchen.

The boys asked for a “man meal of supper”, so I clarified with them what they meant exactly, and we came up with this:

They are so funny.

The house may still be a mess, but we are in routine with one-bathroom for showers and who changes where when for privacy, and their uniforms for school are mostly ready, and their toys are at least out of boxes if not yet nicely arranged categorically like a doily Mormon.

But we are trying, albeit much more slowly as we wear out, and they are happy – which is most important.

Nathan and I will confess readily that after the last five years we have had, we are as excited as the children for school to start Monday, and for the first time ever have all the children in school.


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About Emily

I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints since 2009. I serve as a Chaplain, and work as a counselor. I got bilateral cochlear implants in 2010, but will always love sign language. I choose books over television, and organics over processed. Nothing is as close to flying as ballroom dancing - except maybe running, when in the solo mood. I would rather be outside than anywhere else, especially at the river riding my bike or kayaking. PhD in Marriage and Family Therapy, and currently doing a post-doc in Jewish Studies and an MDiv in Pastoral Counseling. The best thing about Emily World is that it's always an adventure, even if (not so) grammatically precise. The only thing better than writing is being married to a writer. Nathan Christensen and I were married in the Oklahoma City temple on 13 October 2012, and have since fostered more than eighty-five children. We have adopted the six who stayed, and are totally and completely and helplessly in love with our family. Nathan writes musical theater, including "Broadcast" (a musical history of the radio) and an adaption of Lois Lowry's "The Giver". He served his mission in South Korea, has taught song-writing in New York City public schools, and worked as a theater critic for a Tucson newspaper. This is not an official Web site of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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