Shannon reminded me that I need to choose a best "You Tell Me" caption, in the spirit of DListed and all things fabulous. So, I will today and each time I post a picture.
"Casey began to take advantage of her son's love for trains. Today's train connection? A dog crate that looks 'just like a train car'. It even has a latched door!"
Good stuff, Sass. Lots of funny ones. Come back next week to play again.
Moving on with the Scoop...
We survived the week with sick kiddos. Lainey ended up legitimately sick after faking it for a few days. And, I'm here to tell you that fake-sick-Lainey is much more pleasant than real-sick-Lainey.
Every time she coughed, "I want Do-wah. I nee mehhhcin."
We missed our new Bible Study class on Tuesday and Building Better Moms on Wednesday. Got out to take Carter to Religious Education one afternoon and took a quick trip to Costco. My kids despise Costco. I have no idea why. Jack immediately protests as soon as it's in sight. Weird.
In other news, one of my favorite authors died. JD Salinger. "The Catcher in the Rye" is one of my most treasured reads. I loved the main character so much that we considered naming Jack, "Holden" after Holden Caulfield. Also enjoyed "Raise High the Roofbeam, Carpenters". I liked his style of writing. Loved his characters. He was a weird guy who avoided fame. Liked that about him, too.
I got an offer at work to add some more hours. I know. Didn't realize I had a job, did you? I haven't said much about it because I've only been working 2 days a month. Adding a few more to that and I'll close the shop one night a week. I'm really enjoying it. Being around grown-ups is fun.....I love the job......and it coincides beautifully with my days at home with the children. Couldn't have worked out better!
We finally cut the mop. And, I mean, cut it. The hairdresser and most of the girls there begged us not to, but we did!
Before (the longest it's ever been):
I prefer it long and suggested just a trim, but he wanted it short. We usually only cut the boys' hair twice a year......once, to get rid of the length (usually around Easter) and then another to clean it up (as needed for a big event). Otherwise, I like it to grow and think they look cute with it shaggy. Blake wants to try Jack's super short and possibly even spike the top.....but I'm afraid he'll look like a total blockhead. Carter did at his age with that haircut. We've been down that road before. And, it looked like this:
It's not pretty, people. But, I would like to see that little punk's face more. You know, when he's screaming, "Weave me AWONE!!!!!", I'll get the full effect.
Something to think about for sure.