I got up at 5:30, pulled some clothes on, put my contacts in, and headed groggily to Panera to meet three friends for accountability group. Got home at 7:45, found four people in my bed all with their eyes fake-closed, not fooling anyone. Got breakfast for all of them, and they’re eating in front of the TV.
Here’s the funny part. They’re watching WEC. World Extreme Cagefighting. There was a championship fight last night at 9:00. Gabe told the girls they could stay up for it (?!?) instead of going to bed at 8:30. Turns out there were 3 or 4 fights and the big one wasn’t until almost 11:00. Gabe recorded it for them. (?!?!) They woke up wanting to watch it. (?!?)
Let me remind you that I have three children of the same gender. FEMALE. I have no desire to watch cagefighting. Not now, not ever. Their eyes are glued to the TV screen. Nina is making punching motions between bites of Fruity Pebbles. Livi doesn’t want to get ready for school, because the fight is only in round 3, and there are 2 to go. Gabe offered to fast forward it, but they don’t want to miss any of the fight.
What in the world?!
Sticking with the theme (what’s wrong with this picture?), I was following a car home from Panera this morning, and there was a piece of paper taped to the back window. It read:
With supporters like these, the future for John McCain looks oh-so-bright.
We took the girls to the zoo Saturday. Ava asked if she could bring her new (garage sale, 50 cents) umbrella. No, I told her, it’s not going to rain. Look how sunny it is.
We were there for less than two hours. Got caught in three downpours. Brrrrr…. New rule: Ava may bring umbrella anywhere at any time.
Fun week ahead. Tomorrow is Ava’s orientation at Hogwart’s. Wednesday Gabe is at a race all day, I pick up Stephi and Daniel from the airport. Thursday my whole family is here all day. We’re going to the zoo and having a big birthday party. Friday and Saturday our friends from Lithuania will be here for a visit.
God has been teaching me a lot lately. It’s good stuff.
Have a wonderful, wonderful week!