From the "Things A Mother Does Not Want to Hear" File:
Two older siblings in another room, speaking to the little brother in panic-stricken voices: TAKE YOUR SHOES OFF!!! TAKE YOUR SHOES OFF!!!
From the little brother: "Mommy, I figured out how to work the toilet plunger all by myself!"
On Thursday night, we had Kim, our piano teacher, and her husband Harish over for dinner and dominoes. They are new in town and it has been hard on Kim, who has never lived away from Indiana. It is fall break this week and the kids did not have chorus rehearsal, so it finally worked out for us to do this. John especially loves having company because it ensures that the house gets a good cleaning every couple of weeks or so. And one day he'll learn to check with me first before taking people on "house tours" :-).
The First Frost of the season was yesterday morning. Nathanael wanted to know why the snow melted so quickly.
John and John Mark are in the woods somewhere in Illinois camping with the Boy Scouts again. The four others and I went yard-saling in the "snow" this morning. John will be glad that I found him a cot for camping. Apparently, two others had been sold just before I got there (why did they have to tell me that?) I have a lot of errands to run around the mall area today, and we have to go to the thrift stores to see if we can find Becca some semblance of a Victorian/Edwardian costume. If I were Supermom, I would try to sew all my kids costumes, but, in case you did not know this by now, I am so not Supermom. In fact, there are a lot of days where I feel like "Just-Barely-Making-It-Mom"!
So that is our day. Don't you wish you could take three small boys shopping all day too? (I'm not above bribes. We'll find something fun to do if all goes well.)
It's later in the evening; we all managed to survive the day-long shopping trip, and it was a moderate success (found shoes for two kids, but no costume). BUT~ I was about to climb into bed and I ran across a CD that I purchased this morning at a yard sale. It's entitled "Rescue" and it's by the Richland Hills Praise Ministry in Texas. It was still in the shrinkwrap, in a box marked "All CDs $1 Each". Well, RHC's earlier CD "Testify" is one of my most favorite CDs, right up there with the Zoe stuff. How this ended up in a yard sale here is beyond me (you would have to admit, CoC Praise Ministry music is a niche market). Those people clearly had no idea what they had- they didn't even give it a chance! Their loss... I LOVE IT!!! It was definitely the find of the day... and to think I was excited about a camping cot.