It’s one of those days today. Bright and early, a congested Olivia claimed that she needed a day off because she was so tired of getting up early – and that I promised her to have a day off last week. Apparently, being five is a hard, hard business.
I took pity on the fact that she sounded really congested, had a never-stop-running nose and that she didn’t leave her bed immediately to get up and play, and quickly used the attendance contact form on the school website to let them know she wouldn’t be coming to school today.
Whiny is an understatement. Yelling? There’s been that too when every single bed upstairs had been ripped, yet again, down to the sheets. Screeching at the top of lungs because sharing an iPad is such a first world problem (and replacing the second one just moved to the top of my to-do list for this evening). So. much. chaos. And the whining, did I mention the whining? In a desperate attempt to stop the whining, the screeching and the awful I promised to bring the girls to Kids Quarters tomorrow after Kindergarten, so long as they didn’t scream once this afternoon.
As I was in a desperate search in the pantry for emergency caffeine, with two kids that wanted nothing to do with leaving the house today, there was a knock on the door.
The moment they saw the purple Nerd Block Jr. box on the doorstep, they knew immediately what was inside. Surprises, toys and fun. This month, they received an Olaf ty beanie baby, a minion finger puppet, Shopkins (you should have heard the screams), a Hello Kitty first aid kit, and Harry Potter action fingers.
The Shopkins and Hello Kitty first aid kit were quickly claimed by Olivia, and the Olaf and despicable me, quickly grabbed up by Violet. The Harry Potter action figures were divided between the two. They shared. They played together and there was fifteen minutes of peace. On days like today, that’s a big deal.
Nerd Block Jr. is a subscription based box that’s available in a boy version, or a girl version for $13.99/month + shipping that ships on the 15th of every month. It’s filled with fun, and one of my favorite gift ideas for that kid you don’t know what to buy for. Nerd Block partnered with me to share the awesome in every box, with a six-month membership – but it’s worth every penny of the $13.99. When our trial is over, we’re going to keep the nerd block jr. coming.