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Sheesh, I dunno. What kind of crap, um, witty information are you supposed to enter here?

Tuesday, September 21, 2004

Kid Stuff

Last night, Lee helped Mollie with her kindergarten homework. She had to draw pictures of toys both inside and outside of the toy box and then circle all of the toys OUTSIDE of the box. Lee misread the instructions and had her circle all of the toys. So, today she told her teacher "My Daddy NEVER reads the constructions!"

Today, we were going over a handout from Mollie's Sunday School. In learning about Yom Kippur, she had to circle all of the white things in the picture and name them. She circled the bema (area around the altar of a church or temple for the clergy and choir) and said "That's the table of contents."

Saturday, September 18, 2004

Saturday Morning Chaos

I was awoken by "Mommy, there is an orange bead in my nose and I can't get it out!"


I pictured myself driving Julian to the emergency room to have said bead removed, but instead, I covered one nostril, told him to blow and that orange bead flew across the room. Emergency diverted. Saturday will remain peaceful. And, I've instructed Julian to never EVER put anything in his nose.

Wednesday, September 15, 2004

This and That

NEVER put latex paint over oil based paint. Never ever. It sucks.

Nothing can make a man happier that High Definition TV. Seriously.

Don't try to give your 5 year old a lovely hairstyle. She will only pull it all out right before school starts and make you a nutcase. So, she goes to kindergarten with her hair in her face. So what? *grits my teeth* Better to give in to this battle then to have her rebell in high school by wearing a mohawk or shaving her head. That would make me truly crazy.

Thursday, September 09, 2004

School Girl

We made it through the day without any tears. Mollie didn't cry (well, I hadn't really expected her to cry) and I didn't either, although I came very, very close. When I picked her up at the end of the day, she was simply beaming. I think it's going to be a very good year.

Wednesday, September 08, 2004

Big Day Tomorrow

Mollie starts Kindergarten tomorrow and I'm a nutcase. All summer long I've been saying "Oh, I can't wait for Mollie to start Kindergarten. I'll have so much time to myself. I won't be one of those mushy mothers that cry. It's going to be great. I'll be able to go the gym and make the world a better place and get manicures. Tra-la-la-la!" But now ... we're talking about TOMORROW MORNING. My baby is going to elementary school. Gah. Next week, we'll be sending her off to college. She'll want her own apartment.

Tuesday, September 07, 2004

Summertime Fun

Took the kids to the Santa Monica Pier recently for some more summer fun. It was a beautiful, warm day.

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Life is a Beach

Only two more days until Mollie begins kindergarten. We're still trying to squeeze out the last bits of summer before it's time to hit the books ... or whatever kindergarteners do.

We spent Saturday playing at the Santa Monica Pier. It was a beautiful, warm afternoon and the kids had a blast at Pacific Park.

Sunday afternoon, we attended a party in Malibu. Even though the surf had washed away most of the sandy beach, the kids still had a blast navigating among the smooth rocks on the shore. As the sun set, the ocean took on the beautiful pink and orange glow of the sky. I tried to chase Julian around the beach with my camera, but he was having such a wonderful time running in and out of the waves, stopping only to pitch a rock into the sea or pet a dog or to scoop up some sand in a rushed attempt to build a 3 year old's sandcastle. Getting caught up in that moment of beauty, I thought my heart might explode.

Monday, September 06, 2004

Labor Day

Approximately 10 minutes ago I told the kids to go jump on their father and wake his butt up. No parent of two children under the age of 5 should be permitted to sleep after 10:00 in the morning!

Me, feeling spiteful.

Thursday, September 02, 2004

A Day on the Town

Yesterday, MIL treated us to lunch in a Hollywood restaurant (where the service was painfully slow, especially for 5 children under the age of 8) and a fabulous matinee performance of Hairspray. At 85 bucks a seat, it was obviously the most expensive play my kids have ever seen! The kids were so well behaved in the theatre and seemed to really enjoy the show, although I'm not sure how much of the storyline they were able to follow. Afterward, MIL insisted that we go to the stage door so that the munchkins could get autographs. Sure enough, we saw Bruce Vilanch, Jordan Ballard, Sue Cella, Austin Miller, Todd Susman, and Kianna Underwood. The music was great and I promised the kids I'd pick up the soundtrack. Sure beats listening to Kidz Bop 4 & 5 for a while!

Wednesday, September 01, 2004

Night on the Town

I've got to stop doing my grocery shopping late at night *yawns deeply.* I know that other shoppers with their half a gallon of milk, or 6 pack of beer glare at my back as I unload my cart in the check-out line. I do let them go in front of me, but if I let EVERYONE go, I'd never get home. So, eventually, I just have to unload my cart full of groceries and brace myself for the dirty looks. Tonight, my total came to $100.00 on the nose! I half expected balloons and confetti to fall from the sky of Ralphs or to win some fabulous prize. Instead, I got giltch.