What to do on a Sunday afternoon?
While recovering from just a few short hours of sleep after the 10 year old's birthday party, I received an email from my good friend, KS, at While We're Waiting. She and Hann are studying their booties off in anticipation for Law School finals on Wednesday.
Let's pause a moment and conjure up what that might entail.
***more coffee than is likely healthy for an individual to consume.
***more anxiety than a person should tolerate.
***all encompassing panic if you're anything like me.
So, the girls sent me this request:
Hann and I are studying away today... read into that we're crabby bitches. She has fallen in love with your blog and your fam as much as I have (duh, how could she not) and she specifically requested that you send some cheer our way. She was thinking a video of Lainey and Batman, doing something crazy... but we trust your cheer judgment.
She also thought perhaps the kids could draw gold stars on the advent calendar on Wednesday... the day of the final exam we might fail. We feel like gold stars indicate smartness and a job well done.
Might be asking too much... but we're be forever obliged if you'd help brighten our day.
Who am I to deny them some Starnes craziness?
So, I took some inspiration from this masterpiece:
And, created this one:
I don't know what went wrong. Batman is so made for this kind of activity. That cat can tolerate anything.
I kind of have a whole new respect for our beloved Batman. He has limits. And, he'll claw and scratch and run to make sure you acknowledge them.
Wish I could send him up north to KS and Hann. I know he'd be just the good luck charm they're in need of for finals.
Since I cannot......and I'm assuming you don't have a wrapped cat to ship to Wisconsin, either......let's all color a gold star on Wednesday and wish these girls the best in their final days of studying.
Now, if you'll excuse me, I need to rescue Batman from the garage. I just know he's in there humming to himself, twiddling his paws, and praying the rosary.