except when they’re not. But I have a couple things to say this morning.
First of all, the Olympics are killing me. In my normal life, I don’t watch TV. I think it’s a waste of time. Don’t worry. I’m not condemning you if you watch a lot of TV. I spend a lot of time on the internet, and that’s an equal (maybe worse) waste of time.
I’ve been watching A LOT of Olympic coverage, mostly late at night. It’s fun, but I can’t drag myself out of bed in the morning. And I get really irritated if someone (or 3 someones) wakes me up in the middle of the night. Last night was bluh. And our issues were sleep mask-related. Gail, inspired by your children, mine each spent $1 of their allowance on sleep masks at Target. They’ve requested that I send you a picture. Soon!
A little convo with smallest one just now…
Nina: Mommy! I need piece of chocket!
Me: Oh, you do? And where do you think I’m going to get a piece of chocolate?
Nina: In my mouth!
And just seconds ago…
Nina: Mommy! I wanna play Yahtzee! My turn play Yahtzee! Livi! Ava! Wanna play Yahtzee us?!
Oh, I could just eat her.
Does anyone know what happens scientifically in your body when you swallow a lot of chewing gum? Nina’s a gum-lover, but she can only manage to chew it for 3 minutes or so before it’s all over. Livi and Ava used to ask for “g-u-m” so Nina wouldn’t know what they were saying. Well, it took Nina all of 2 days to start asking me for “g-u-m” herself, which has now trans-morphed into her own invented word.
Just seconds ago…
Nina: Mommy! I have piece jew-ay-gum?
Hey! Do any of you fill shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child? If you do, run to the nearest Target, Wal-Mart, Office Max and buy a bunch of their cheap-o school supplies! At Target, you can get crayons for 17 cents or less, 10-packs of markers for 62 cents. Some places even sell stuff for a penny or a nickel. All this stuff will triple or quadruple (or more) in price after the Back to School sales are over. You can get so much stuff for these precious kids–and for just pennies! We used some of our garage sale profits and also got some Red Dot stuff at the Target Dollar Spot for 50% off. (soap/erasers/mirrors/toys)
Gotta bolt! Three loud children + husband trying to get work done = time for intervention/diversion in the form of a “quiet” game of Yahtzee.
Have a wonderful day!!