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Friday, October 5

How To NOT Start Your Day...


It was apparent that it would be an early morning, even though the kids had no school. Garrin, who has been sleeping quite peacefully the past couple of nights while Bill has been traveling, was up a lot during the night and then up for the day, by 7 - 7:30. But whatever, when you have three kids you just kinda roll with the punches.So the other two are up by 8 - 8:30. I made muffins and biscuits for breakfast, and actually, there was minimal fighting between Hannah and Connor. Minimal meaning, I only said "CAN....THE....TWO....OF....YOU.....PLEEEEASE........STOP........
FIGHTING???......JUST......STOP .....TALKING.......TO......EACH......
OTHER......DON'T.......EVEN........LOOK........AT...
EACH....... OTHER..........PU-LEEEASE..........STOP!!!" three or four times during the 15 minutes we ate breakfast together.So anyway - it was decided that since I dropped the ball on ordering costumes out of a catalog or the internet, that we were going to head down to one of the 77 Halloween shops that they have managed to open here, in storefronts that I either, didn't know existed or were replacing stores I didn't know closed down. So we all proceeded to go upstairs and get ready.

Today I had to use mascara to cover the massive amount of gray hair on my head that was showing in my part. And that, my friends, is how to NOT start your day.

That, part and parcel, started the downward slide of the afternoon.

1. Connor decided to be the most gory, disgusting, zombie thing at the costume store.
2. Hannah picked out some goth, skull, buckle-clad costume, that I am afraid to admit, that she would be fine with wearing on a daily basis.
3. They had about 3 costumes to choose from for Garrin - 2 of which were princess outfits. He got nothing.
4. A quick trip into Old Navy, turned into a tantrum-filled, screaming fit by the baby, in which we proceeded to check out as quickly as possible. And in between ear-piercing screeches, Connor actually asked if we could go out to lunch!!
Tomorrow I see Michael at noon. Thank God.

4 comments:

Banana said...

what do u mean? u like my costume?

Chris said...

Gray hairs - buh bye... maybe Connor should go with you and get a haircut....just a thought.LOL!

Jerolyn said...

"CAN....THE....TWO....OF....YOU....PLEEEEASE........STOP........
FIGHTING???......JUST......STOP ...TALKING.......TO......EACH......
OTHER......DON'T.......EVEN........LOOK........AT...
EACH....... OTHER..........
PU-LEEEASE..........STOP!!!"

hummmm that is EXACTLY what I say to my kids...did we read this in a parenting manuel or something?

Tutta la Storia said...

But Gini, Goth is SO IN! Like, uh, DUH!!!