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Rinse. Repeat.

It’s been a rather hectic two weeks, with this weekend promising to be even worse.  The kids were home on Easter vacation, though my husband still had work himself.  Having the kids home is a blessing and a curse, particularly with the weather we’ve had.  Mother Nature can’t make up her mind.  We’ve fluctuated as low as 22ºF up to 78ºF.  Wind, rain, ice, snow…it’s rather ridiculous, making the ability to go outside hit or miss.  But they are back to school, and it’s just Mei and me during the day now.

Eco mommies need caffeine in order to read this 50 times in a row.

One of the weirdest things about parenting, to me at least, is repetition.  My children seem to thrive on it, and I suspect that’s true of most kids.  I can distract Mei for a long time just playing a repetition game.  Put a glove on her hand.  She takes it off.  Repeat.  20o times.  How many times can Lilia and Liam watch the “Too many Wolverines” episode of Super Hero Squad?  How many times can mom read “Eco Babies wear green” to Mei?

I realized though that I’m a pretty repetitive person myself.  Most mornings, I put on the same movies (Star Trek: Into Darkness, The Hobbit 2, Thor 2, The Avengers or Frozen) lately.  I can re-watch certain anime series without a second thought.  And honestly, FFXIV is fairly repetitive, and yet here I am, playing almost every night.  Maybe my kids just get it from me.

I’ll try to remember that the next time that I’ve put a hat on Mei per her request only to have her take it off and ask again for the 30th time.  Repetition can be soothing.  Even if I want nothing more than to continue what I was doing before she interrupted me so adorably.

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