As soon as I cracked an eyeball Skyler begged me to take her to Walmart to return something she got two of. She had big plans BIG. She wanted a little trash barrel for her room, some of that sticky puddy to hang things to her walls, some beads, and a treat (meaning candy). So we took off with her repeating her list thirty thousand times. She helped me grocery shop after we chose her items. I haven't shopped at Walmart in months, having sworn off the evil corporate giant ages ago plus they're usually a complete nightmare anyway. I was pleasantly surprised that the lanes were all open and appeared to be under the watchful eye of Assistant Manager Butch who gave Skyler a smile and a wave. Hmmm, maybe things are turning around at this location. They're still an evil corporate giant.
I got home and proceeded to bake a chicken in the middle of the afternoon with the plan to put the kids to bed early. I'm still working on that. Skyler chattered my ear off:
Sky: Hey Mom, is this your right arm *said while pointing to my right arm*
Sky: HEY COOOOOL. That's MY right arm too.
I stifled a giggle. This kid is the master of the obvious. Which reminds me of another story I didn't tell you. A couple of weeks before Christmas Skyler and I watched Nate for Mike & Amy. Nate wasn't thrilled with THAT idea as he's starting in on a bit of separation anxiety and so Skyler and I decided to go for a drive. Not having anywhere in particular to go, I drove over to this house that every year corresponds it's flashing lights to music that is pumped in via a radio station. So we're sitting in the car watching and listening. We've gone here maybe three years in a row now. So, after a good ten minutes or so Skyler says to me "Hey Mommy, it's like the lights are going to the music." She just cracks me up this one.
ANYWAY, we had a nice dinner and I even baked a cake.
Then we took the kids to ride their skates at one of the local schools:
First there was fun...
Then there was a race...
Then there was pouting...
Sometimes you just can't win.
oh P.S. - Skyler helped to put Nate to sleep upstairs last night. Aren't they cute?