1. The kids, especially Mac, are at that funny stage in which they are infatuated by superheroes. They've never even seen a single tv episode or superhero movie (apart from The Incredibles) and yet they still are learning the character names and role playing. Sometimes, the details get a little mixed up. At lunch today, for example, I was informed that there are four Batman bad guys: Mr. Freezer Man, Penguin Man (aka Pink Man), The Liar, and The Joker. Amazing how a $1 coloring book impulse buy shapes my kids' imaginations!
2. Well, that was unusual. I just got called away to rescue Cora from the mini-blinds. She had somehow gotten the button on the back of her dress entangled in the mini-blinds. She offered no explanation as to how that occured...
3. I learned something truly delightful and edifying from the kids this week. You can make colored boogers. Step one: color extensively with markers, so much so that your hands become vibrantly colored. Step two: pick one's nose with said vibrantly colored fingers. Step three: marvel at the results. It should be noted that we were using "jewel tone" markers that day so the effects were extraordinary.
Sorry if number three grossed you out. I taught middle school for seven years and now have preschoolers. I somehow ended up in the land where people always find farts and boogers hilarious.
4. There are obvious downsides to having a Great Dane - he can clear counters easily, knocks the kids down accidentally, and leaves a trail of gargantuan muddy paw prints. I learned a new downside the other day. PSA - It is NOT a good idea to include the Great Dane when one is playing Hide n Seek. Normally he just barks or whines outside of whichever closet door I'm hiding behind. But Wednesday? Oh joyous of days, he got me stuck. I decided to hide under one of the kid's twin beds. And the dog followed me under there. And I got stuck. Dog didn't leave me any space for maneuvering. Had to have Mac pull me out by my ankles.
5. Speaking of the dog - I've incurred my first ever library fine because of him. He ate a book.
6. Bryan sold his motorcycle. It was bittersweet. He listed it Sunday and had sold it by Wednesday afternoon. He loved that bike but just didn't enjoy riding here. Texas heat. Large military base traffic. No riding buddies. Let it be known that I did not push him to this decision. He decided all on his own that it was time to part ways. The money is going towards his jeep and towards our next embryo transfer.
7. I better wrap this up before the thunderstorm gets here. The sky is getting progressively darker and the thunder louder. And I'm on the desktop right next to the window - prime storm viewing space. So, without further ado, WE HAVE OUR CONTRACTS!!! Well, at the time of this writing, we have received one already and the other one is coming (two separate families so two separate contracts). Just need to print, sign and get notarized, and mail back. And then those snowbabies will be shipped to us!!! (or rather to our clinic, but you get the idea...)