It has been a very lazy week for our family. The remnants of these horrible chest colds will not leave and we are all hacking, coughing and sniffling and it seems that it may just last forever. There’s really nothing like a night of coughing to kick motivation to the curb. Good intentions have been set aside for fuzzy blankets and cartoons while we all do our best to recover. The week is now ending and there is warm weather in our forecast and with that news came a very dim spark of energy. I gathered the kids together for a “meeting” and informed them that after lunch we were going to do a bit of housework. I had them all raise their right hands and pledge to “cooperate”. Judah, my youngest (4), can NOT say the word. It was hilarious to see the bewildered look on his face each time he pledged to “ohcockerate”. Needless to say, our meeting ended with fits of giggles and we still have a messy playroom.