--Out of all of the celebrations we have throughout the year, Halloween is my least favorite (except for Labor Day). It is so much WORK for us moms, and a money drain!!! And at the end, we have tons of candy that the kids fight over. Then I have to hide it, and they get grumpy with me.
--There are some things about Halloween that I do like, though. One of them is this guy in his costume:
Can you see it? He's a Smartie Pants!
--Goliath is too big/old to go trick-or-treating this year. I thought it would be a fight, but thankfully I was wrong. He is going to sit in our front yard and pass out candy while his brothers trick-or-treat around the neighborhood. Then the candy is all going in to one big family pot, which I will have to hide. It's the only way to avoid the crazy crash and burn that I know will happen.
--We have an awesome neighborhood for trick-or-treating. One family rents a cotton candy machine, and makes it right there in their driveway. Kids line up to wait for it! Another family makes homemade root beer and hands out samples to all the trick-or-treaters. Another family shows Halloween movies (i.e. It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown) on their garage door and does a mini-potluck.
--I attended fall teacher conferences last week for both of my little boys. There was nothing really that they wanted to say. Both boys are doing great, both socially and academically. I'm a proud mom.
--Something I don't fully understand=Daylight Savings Time.
--Dear person who smashed the window out in Hubby's pick-up truck: Thank you so much for leaving his Bible safely on the seat. I mean, you were such a gentleman. The Bible hardly had any glass on it, it having been preserved perfectly. Enjoy your new laptop and the other equipment. Next time you steal, might I suggest you grab the Bible with your other loot. It would be beneficial for you to do a little light reading.
--Baby: What are you cooking?
Me: Blueberry muffins.
Baby: Oh. What's in them?
--I mentioned that my local Kroger is remodeling. A few shopping trips left me frustrated, as they moved the coffee to the organic section and put the Gatorade on an aisle separate from the other drinks. One afternoon, I needed just a few items for the chili I was making for dinner, so I ran into a different Kroger. Wouldn't you know that they also remodeling? I couldn't find anything.
--It is a bothersome problem that I and O are next to each other on the keyboard.
--On a whim, I bought a can of potato sticks for the cowboys. Remember those? I think when I was a kid we called them shoestring potatoes. The boys l-o-v-e them! So much so, that they wanted to sprinkle them in their soup last night at dinner. It's weird that I've never thought to buy them before.
--Middle school. Oh, middle school. There is so much I could say about this. I did the math, and not counting this year, our family only has 6 more
long exciting years of middle school. (It helps to double up on kids.) Ugh.
--Goliath has been going to school 1 1/2 hours early for the last week for archery practice. Apparently, his school has a really good archery team. Like, really good. And he really wants to be on it. But this practice before the sun comes up? That's for the birds.
--I took Goliath to see a marching band competition over the weekend. We had a great time being together, and my inner band nerd was happy, happy, happy.
--Speaking of happy, happy, happy...like millions of other American families, we are Duck Dynasty fans. Hubby has started complaining recently about the show, saying that there's no way that it could be "reality" television. I say that their reality is a lot better than ours, so let's shut up and tune in.
--If we were all genuine and honest about our lives and the struggles we face, wouldn't it be a much more meaningful life?
--My kids broke my OtterBox phone case. That's talent.
--Reese the Niece can now clearly say "Auntie!"
--Just a few more weeks until Nephew Truett arrives! The doctor is estimating that he already weighs 7 pounds...I am guessing that he will be big, crazy-smart, and perfect. Come on, Truett!
--When I was in college, I was convinced that I had narcolepsy. Sit me in a desk, put a professor in front of me, and zzzzzzzzzzzzzz.....The condition has recently resurfaced, only now, it can happen anytime, anywhere. If you're talking to me and I suddenly fall asleep, don't be alarmed. Just cover me up and leave me alone. At 2:45 my phone alarm will go off so I will at least be awake when the boys get home.
--I think that my iPhone is haunted. It is mysteriously changing ring tones, playing tunes by itself, and cutting off calls before they are over. Apple has taken over the world.