So we went downtown today to get Joseph's permit, finally. I parallel parked the big van (well, sort of, I found a drive up spot), and we prepared to get out. I asked Joseph if he had his I.D. and s.s. card. Oops! He forgot it. So we had an hour to burn before the dentist app't. I didn't want to go get the milk and groceries because it might spoil. So we went to DunkinDonuts and got a medium coffee for me, with cream no sugar, yum, and $1.99 Coolattas for the five kids I had with me. And I ordered a 50 ct. box of Munchkins,(hey, if I'm putting coffee on the charge card, I may as well get donut holes, ouch) and the nice lady filled up with at least 75. It felt 19 dollars worth of frivolous, but it sure was a sweet way to pass the time. And they appreciated it.
After the dentist, we went to Walmart for the oil change. What an expensive oil change! I got milk and bagels and tortilla chips and chicken breast and some tank tops for the girls, and a few t-shirts for the boys and some socks for Jon. Everything I buy is cheap cheap cheap, but boy, things are expensive if they aren't on clearance. And even cheap stuff adds up and scares me at the register.
We got home to the roast beef ($1.99 a pound), baked potatoes, and roasted carrots being taken out of the oven. Mirielle and Mali put them in for me while we were gone. Now that was nice! It was such a yummy dinner on a cold rainy evening. And it was good to connect with everyone, too.
The evening has been sooo busy. Homework, notes to teachers for absences, bed-time stories, Charlotte Claire peeing on the kitchen bench, Rosie peeing on the floor because she had been in for a while, and I thought she should go out, and when Aaron tried to get her to go out, she just looked at him, so he picked her up while chastising her for not listening, and she peed. I have to go through these piles and pull out the burned stuff before the cleaning people come tomorrow. It seems wierd that they are going to wash all these clothes. I wish they had just replaced them. We have lunches to make, and clothes for tomorrow to find....
And I am tired. Mali is going to put Charlotte Claire to bed for me. Camille took a nice nap, so she isn't quite ready. But she magically turns into an angel when Charlotte Claire goes to bed.