Thursday, September 18, 2008

Miracle Product

Okay, I love Thursdays! The people we carpool with drive both ways on Thursdays. It's only the evenings that get a little tricky with soccer and boy scouts, but I have all day to prepare for that.

Well this Thursday was even better! Alex is away on an overnight field trip, and Domenic's soccer practice was canceled - SCORE! An evening with 2 children and no chauffeur duties -- it doesn't get much better than that. I could sit around doing nothing for the entire evening -- Mia might even get a much needed bath; she has a tendency to equate food with hair product.

Just as I was getting into my do nothing groove, my neighbor came to my door. Her babysitter was unavailable and she had a meeting -- her children are awesome, so of course I said I would babysit. I could still do nothing, right? Wrong -- or so I thought.

All of a sudden, 4 children who normally play well together were all staring at me and asking what they could do -- are you kidding? Mia and Sydney, the two little ones, were using me to hold every toy they didn't want the other one to play with. Pretty soon I had my arms full of Buzz, Woody, doggies, balls, etc. all making noise and giving me one colossal headache.

Then, in a moment of desperation...brilliance!

A simple box of Play-Doh kept them occupied for an hour -- no kidding. In fact, when dad came to pick up his charges, I sent him home alone. Everyone was having a great time and I was free to cook dinner in peace. Now it's bedtime, and I can go on with my plans to do nothing!

Gotta love Play-Doh!

Monday, September 8, 2008

Back to School

I have to say, summer ended a little too soon for me. Call me crazy, but I would have loved another couple of weeks to just be lazy. Alex and Dom haven't even been in school for a whole week, and I'm already exhausted!

Nothing really blogworthy has happened lately, and I'm too tired to even think about a clever anectdote, but I did want to post the obligatory first day of school pic before graduation day in June.

And, as promised, here are some oompa loompa pictures from the summer.