Friday, October 12, 2007

Sweatshirts and Socks and Halloween Rocks!

I don't know what's with that title - I just wanted it to rhyme.

What can I say? I lost my bet. Larry's b'day passed uneventfully, and I still owe him a cake (I didn't bother making one, I was so sure he'd be sick). We're not out of the woods here, yet; but it sure is nice to get a little break. I'm sure everyone reading this thinks so too.

Fall blew in with a blast here - we went from hot humid weather to wearing sweatshirts and jeans in less than 24 hours. And we're loving it. Well, except Susie, who of course has no memory of wearing anything but sandals on her cute little feet; it took quite a bit of strong-arming her (okay, actually, I used candy) to get her socks and sneakers on.

To add a little excitement to our day, we emptied out Larry's sock drawer of all the change he dumps in it and took the money to the coin-sorting machine (free!) at our credit union. Then we placed bets on what the total would be. We also watched the TV there (Over the Hedge was playing) and picked up some lollipops (green). A good time was had by all. Hard to believe that other people pay money to amuse their children.

Halloween looms on the horizon, and Brian wants to be a tornado and David wants to be a robot. I have 3 perfectly good pirate capes and no one wants to wear them. I guess making the boys be pirates 2 or 3 years in a row sort of burned them out on a life of nautical skulduggery. But they're such great capes! I'll save them for Rachel and Susie. The girls will cooperate, as long as they can twirl around and make the capes swirl prettily.

Anna made apple pie again today, apparently in an attempt to make me fat. I told you she has it in for me. She also got up early (for her). I don't know what's going on. She didn't even try yelling at me or muttering "I hate you" at me without moving her lips, as is her wont. Was the past year all a dream? Or is this the dream? Maybe it's all just shadows on a cave wall.....


  1. Yea! to noone being sick. And I can't wait to hear more about the tornado costume. Brilliant idea!

  2. Hm... that bank thing does sound fun. Can I come next time?

  3. I wanted you to know that you've changed my life. after your account of Swiffering vomit, I finally bought one. I had a Pledge Grab It thing but it just wasn't doing it for me.

    So, see all that barf was worth it--you changed a life!!

    (I'm glad there's a break for you sanity. Seriously. Even if I am a bit queasy just thinking about six children all sick at the same time.)

    PS: My word verification was basically "firm hiney." No, seriously.

  4. Hi there! I saw your comment on my blog and just had to know who the source was! I love your blog because it makes me feel not so crazy, and that is hard to do!! :) I'd like to add you on to my blog roll if I may. Thanks for the laughs! ~Kadi

  5. Ha! I love the ideas for amusing the children cheaply. Credit union, here we come!