Little one went to her dad's and the big one and I went to church. They sang Jesus Loves Me and she knows the words and just sang her heart out. Love that!
Big one played awhile, and then napped while I got to knit - my goal was to finish the crown of the hat before it was time to go bowling. I did it!!
Bowling was fabulous. They have five pin, which is great.
Now the mortification. The big gurl beat me on the first game. (I beat her on the second by 3 points) I don't remember the score, but she was at least 20 points ahead. Fell down a couple of times - I think they deliberately wax my shoes a little more. They even gave me the 'good sport' prize. I explained it to the gurl and she kind of laughed, but stated - 'AT LEAST YOU WON A PRIZE' True, true. There was chocolate - the Icy moritz squares, nice consolation. They were good. A golf something or other which I gave to 'her Don', and a book of Kakuro puzzles. The best part according to the gurlz was the 'extra' prize bag on the outside. All the kids received a prize bag, which is good otherwise there would have been whining.
I had fund, but it's hard to lose to your almost 6 year old. Of course when the games were over, I bowled a strike and a spare in a row. Oh well.
Since 'her Don' was there the big gurl was in heaven. Don and I decided to have dinner at his house since Diane(wife) is in Montreal and i had these lovely burgers and corn on the cob available and he has a BBQ.
Picked up the little one since we were around the corner anyways.
(Don and Diane are friends of mine from work. Megan and Don have this great friendship that belies the age difference. He calls her Mugsy and she calls him 'My Don".)
Have you ever seen a small child get acquainted with a cat? The little gurl and Pandy, the cat, have met before, but again, the boundary testing. Children are so smart and know just when they've gone far enough, but you know they want to try one more time. I watched it happen. It was beautiful! The girl and the cat staring each other down. The cat allowing the petting until out swipes the paw. There were no claws involved, but by the scream and shaking that occurred, you would have thought her eyes were clawed out. Same thing an hour or so later - and that time all the cat did was walk by her. Love Kids!
Not sure if will be home tomorrow as the big gurlz tummy still not right. I'm hoping to go to work, cause I need a break from my gurlz.
Someone asked me again today how I was enjoying being back to work (it's been 7 months now). I answered honestly. i love it, it's great. She just looked at me and I stated If I was at home, I would probably be looney or in trouble with the law or something. I love my gurlz, but I can't be with them day in and day out all the time. Need adult stimulation.
Am I the only one who feels this way? I mean, it's hard work to stay at home with your kids all the time and my hat goes off to those that do.
On the knitting front, before I sleep tonight I plan on having the crown completed - it should look like a hat - right now it's a funny tube.
For a nice laugh today...
The Guys' Rules
At last a guy has taken the time to write this all down. Finally , the guys' side of the story.
(I must admit, it's pretty good.)
We always hear " the rules" from the female side.
Now here are the rules from the male side.
These are our rules!
Please note.. these are all numbered "1" ON PURPOSE!
1. Men are NOT mind readers.
1. Learn to work the toilet seat. You're a big girl. If it's up, put it down. We need it up, you need it down. You don't hear us complaining about you leaving it down.
1. Sunday sports. It's like the full moon or the changing of the tides. Let it be.
1. Shopping is NOT a sport. And no, we are never going to think of it that way.
1. Crying is blackmail.
1. Ask for what you want. Let us be clear on this one:
- Subtle hints do not work!
- Strong hints do not work!
- Obvious hints do not work!
- Just say it!
1. Come to us with a problem only if you want help solving it. That's what we do. Sympathy is what your girlfriends are for.
1. A headache that lasts for 17 months is a problem. See a doctor.
1. Anything we said 6 months ago is inadmissible in an argument. In fact, all comments become null and void after 7 days.
1. If you won't dress like the Victoria 's Secret girls, don't Expect us to act like soap opera guys.
1. If you think you're fat, you probably are. Don't ask us.
1. If something we said can be interpreted two ways and one of the ways makes you sad or angry, we meant the other one.
1. You can either ask us to do something.
Or tell us how you want it done. Not both.
If you already know best how to do it, just do it yourself.
1. Whenever possible, Please say whatever you have to say during commercials.
1. Christopher Columbus did NOT need directions and neither do we.
1. ALL men see in only 16 colors, like Windows default settings.
Peach, for example, is a fruit, not a color. Pumpkin is also a fruit.
We have no idea what mauve is.
1. If it itches, it will be scratched. We do that.
1. If we ask what is wrong and you say "nothing," we will act like nothing's wrong.
We know you are lying, but it is just not worth the hassle.
1. If you ask a question you don't want an answer to, Expect an answer you don't want to hear.
1. When we have to go somewhere, absolutely anything you wear is fine. Really.
1. Don't ask us what we're thinking about unless you are prepared to discuss such topics as SEX, CARS, the shotgun formation, or BASKETBALL.
1. You have enough clothes.
1. You have too many shoes.
1. I am in shape. Round IS a shape!
1. Thank you for reading this.
Yes, I know, I have to sleep on the couch tonight; but did you know men really don't mind that? It's like camping.
Have a great week!