My kids are dancing around our lawn singing, "RED! THE BLOOD OF ANGRY MEN!" You're welcome, neighbors!
I reminded E to pack for a grandparent overnight and she burst into tears. I'm not going to survive the teenage years.
C: "What's 100 plus 15?" Me: "115." Her: "WOAH."
Off they go! One 1st grader and two 4th graders. https://twitpic.com/d6zkz2
A is showing the girls Monty Python and there's a lot of laughing and "That's funny! Can we watch that again?"
C lost a tooth without noticing. Now she has a gap and we have no idea where the tooth is. Silly kid.
C found a penny. "WOW! This was made in NINETEEN NINETY-THREE! That was so long ago!" *sigh*
C wanders into the room. She is nekkid. Me: "Where are your clothes, C?" She looks down, confused. "Oh!" and scampers off.
I made E's towel into a turban after her shower. She looked in the mirror and gasped, "I could be a MODEL!" Then she made a towel into a toga and announced, "I AM ROMAN!"
Me, affectionately, "E, what am I going to do with you?" Her: "Well, you'd better enjoy this age while you have it! When I'm 16 you'll say to yourself, 'I wish she was nine.'"
Of their own accord, my kids have all stripped naked and are screaming "NAKED TIME!" and playing tag, running through the house.
4th grade L will be in the adv 5th grade math group doing 6th grade work. And yet this morning she couldn't eat breakfast without getting huge blueberry stains over her shirt AND shorts. Kids: so smart and yet so dumb.
I had an excellent Come to Jesus talk with L yesterday. A says it will be the opening scene in the movie about her life.
I just put a bunch of Selena Gomez/Taylor Swift songs on E's mp3 player. Now she's using my phone to call a friend from school. WHAT.
We're heading to a fair to watch Juanito race his van in a demolition derby. We helped paint it!
I forgot to tell you that we saw security at the fair yesterday & L hissed in my ear, "The police! ACT NATURAL."
E won't stop talking about how much she loves Taylor Swift.
Due to her questioning attitude, L now knows what a hangover is.
I had to add more Taylor Swift and Miley Cyrus to E's mp3 player today. Don't worry - I snuck in some R.E.M.
A let C wear this dress to church today (I was called into work). He said she got lots of indulgent smiles. https://twitpic.com/d7ot16
I can't believe how much I just spent so C's My Little Pony collection can include Shining Armor. It's for her birthday, but still.
E: "My favorite names are Keesha and Heather."
Me: "C, your tooth is hanging on by a thread!" Her, touching her tooth: "You see a THREAD?"
Toothless Student of the Month! She was so geeked. https://twitpic.com/db2ymx
The girls packed their own suitcase for our trip and L said she was too old to need a stuffed animal.
A just sang Bohemian Rhapsody (ENTHUSIASTICALLY) for our kids. He's mine, ladies. STEP BACK.
Biking around Mackinac Island today! Way more fun than I expected. https://twitpic.com/dbgg3g
Love is listening to C painstakingly recount multiple Spongbob episodes and feigning interest the whole time.
A let a neighbor into the house while I was peeing with the door open.
Picked the girls up from school for a dentist appt. E: "Caleb swallowed paper today."
Volunteered at school and was assigned laminating. BEST PARENT JOB EVER. I could laminate everything I own. Shirts! Shopping list! Children!
We went to a work party on the lake. E rode a jet ski for almost the entire time. I ate way too many delicious smoked ribs.
We finished The Hobbit. Starting on Island of the Blue Dolphins.
It's okay. I've washed, dried, and put away ALL THE LAUNDRY IN THE WORLD. Yours is done, too.