This is how my morning has gone so far.....Camille woke up.....Daddy so nicely got her for me, and I snuggled with her and nursed her and she is so funny! I shared a bowl of Life cereal with her, and had some coffee.....the other little kids started trickling out of bed....they are watching cartoons.......and WE ARE GOING TO THE CANDY FACTORY!!!
Does anyone else have the problem where they open their big mouths and promise really fun things to their kids, then have to follow through, even though they don't feel like it? Well, that's me. I get these ideas, like, going to the open house at a local chocolate company......and it is months away.....and the date gets closer, and they do not forget......and now, that date is TODAY! And it is snowing, and I am tired, and I shopped for hours yesterday.....and I have to take them......I am sure it will be fun. It is about 40 minutes away. But I can't complain about the gas prices. It is almost frightening to pay under $2 again. Now all those people who got rid of their cool pick-up trucks for those awful little hybrids are probably miserable....
Okay, my favorite television special of all time: "How the Grinch Stole Christmas".....the original 1/2 hour version, the cartoon one. Back when I was little, before dvd players, when you only got to see it when it was on tv, we waited and waited for this one.....we quoted it all year round.......when Emily was little, we had the book and tape, and she had it memorized....(we didn't have a tv yet, didn't get one until she was about 12 years old. She grew up on Little House Books, Anne of Green Gables, and every other book she could get her hands on.....)
So, to prepare for outing, I need to get them fed and dressed and brushed. And lecture them about their best behavior......when you bring like 10 or 12 kids somewhere, people notice. So they can't get away with normal kids stuff, like touching things or knocking things off the shelf.