My best friend (The Baby Whisperer) had her baby yesterday. Yay! When I told my kids this, their first question was, ‘What did she have?” There was no excitement. They just needed a gender. “A boy,” I answered. “Yes!” said my son, in a near-proclamation. “Tell (name of my best friend’s daughter removed for privacy) I’m sorry,” said my daughter. She knows what it’s like to have two younger brothers….
Speaking of babies, my kindergartener decided my best friend should name her youngest one of the following:
Or any combination of the above.
Onto the stunts… this same kindergartener decided the other day it would be a brilliant move to mount his sled at the top of an icy slide at the playground. As he attempted to snowboard it down in death-defying fashion he said to me, and I quote, “Kids, don’t try this at home!” Funny how those disclaimers always seem to get used the wrong way.
And, lastly, we all know Valentine’s Day is tomorrow. My ex-husband handled the valentines for the kids’ classmates this year. But, it got me thinking about a few years ago, when I was a stay at home mom, and I decided to make homemade Valentines with my daughter. For her entire class. This was fun… for the first valentine. Then, she lost interest. Then, I was making the valentines. Then, I lost interest. Then, the cutesy valentines suddenly turned into a sloppy pile of crap. I glued hearts on construction paper in half-ass fashion. The thrill was gone. All I was left with was pink paper, glue and my own impatience.
So, with great trepidation, I ask you all… what are your plans for your kids for Valentine’s Day? Pink pancakes? Hand-made valentines? A box of chocolates? What do you have in store for the kiddos?