I can't put together a meaningful post so I'll just let ya know in list form what is on my mind.
1. A week or so ago, we had watch day for Dancer's dance class. Her teacher thought she could give us some shopping advise by telling us what NOT to get. She said the two WORST things to get a child who wants to be a dancer or play sports are: 1. a mat-too dangerous and 2. a trampoline-because your child's muscles lose the ability to jump by themselves. Guess what we WERE getting our kids for Christmas this year? I'll give you a hint, it wasn't a dance mat!
2. If someone in your house buys a new pack of gum and that same person puts that pack of gum in their pocket and then does not check their pocket before putting those pants in the dirty clothes and does not check pockets (even though they KNOW they are supposed to) when they get clothes ready for the wash and you wash and DRY clothes with an entire pack of blue gum in them...there is hope! When you open the dryer and it is completely blue with huge sticky globs all over, do not panic! There is a not totally simple solution! Heat your dryer for about five minutes, then using a Magic Eraser pad, start scrubbing (the internets also recommended a moist dryer sheet, but of course, I did not have one of those). Scrub until the dryer cools. Stop. Reheat dryer. Go back. Stick your entire body into a 200 degree metal drum and scrub some more. Repeat for approximately 1- 1 1/2 hours until the gum is removed! No sweat (okay, in all honesty, there is a lot of sweat because the dryer is HOT people!) Anyone wondering how I know this? If you really want a challenge, include this on a Wednesday, the single busiest day of our homeschool week!
3. My oldest baby boy was in a church musical last night. It was the Middle Singers. Grades 6-8. Can I tell you what it did to my heart to see my baby up there with the BIG KIDS? I still remember dressing him in green tights, shorts, and a flower hat so he could join the preschool choir helping out in a children's musical. (I wonder if I can figure out how to get THAT picture on here...he would KILL me!) Next year he will be in the youth! Where did the time go?
4. Ramblings must end. I have chaos abounding and school must begin. So we are starting 45 minutes late...what's new?