Wednesday, November 25, 2009

The Little Things

I spent much of yesterday being pissy-- about my two younger kids not letting me get more than an hour of sleep at a time, about my favorite outlet store going out of business, about the piles that keep piling up around my house, about every Target in the state being out of the one toy I want to buy, about waiting on hold for way too long, about my husband wanting to go to a holiday party for a company that he doesn't really work for, about something I bought breaking, about having to take the son to the bathroom while grocery shopping, about the kids having a sleepover at school, about feeling guilty for not letting the kids stay all night for the sleepover at school.

So, instead, I'm now going sunny-side up... and posting things that make me smile today:

all three older kids playing together

the children giggling over one of those silly "Hoops & YoYo" e-cards from Grandma

Amanda and Ben naming the Littlest Pet Shop pets
Amanda: "Let's call this one 'Trumpet,' because it's a trumpeter swan. Now, your turn."
Ben: "Ummm... 'Kitty?'"
Amanda: "Nah."
Ben: "'Kitty Cat?'"
Amanda: "How about 'Fluffy?'"

Libby still having her hair "done" from the party at school

the "big girls," home for the holiday, stopping to visit, and one of them bringing a *boy*

Elisabeth calling, "Oh-- my-- Amanda... Oops, I just took your name in vain!"

Amanda watching the TLC show "18 Kids and Counting" and remarking about Mrs. Duggar, "That woman needs a hobby."

a check from Libby

Ben getting frustrated by his sister teasing him and tattling to me; me getting frustrated by Ben's tattling and coaching him, "Just tell Libby, 'I'm rubber and you're glue; whatever you say bounces off me and sticks to you!'" And Ben going into the other room and yelling, "Libby, I'm glue... and you're... MEAN!"

Madeline Kate

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