Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Happy November!

It's just been one of those weeks. I am kind of unmotivated to do anything important like laundry and creating a path through the kids' rooms, and over-inspired to do all of the things I really have no time to be doing, like knitting, video games and reading. I think it's because the weather is changing. Fall is definitely here and I have actually had to turn the heat on.

Sunday was Halloween. This was the first Halloween that Clara actually got to participate in. I tried so hard to prepare her and get her excited to trick-or-treat but when it came time to put the costume on and head out the door she was not going to have any of that. She kicked and screamed while we got her dressed and hauled her out the door. I was kind of worried because I don't know how many years Sebastian is going to be interested in trick-or-treating so I didn't want to ruin the night for him.

Turns out though, I didn't need to worry. All it took was one house for her to discover that Mommy was not full of crap--people really do hand out candy. Suddenly, she was really into this. "I like trick-or-freakin!" she proclaimed. "More candy? Oh look! Another door!" She was fascinated by the "button" that Sebastian pushed (the doorbell) and got to meet every dog that came to the door to greet us.

Unfortunately, Sebastian wasn't feeling well so we didn't stay out as long as we usually do, but she figured it out. So well that she got up the next morning, put her costume back on and insisted on going out to trick-or-freak again. She sat by the door for an hour. How do you explain to a 2.5 year old the whole idea of once a year occurrences?

Seb missed 2 days of school from his cold. He probably could have stayed home again today, but I'm kind of worried about all of the work he's going to have to make up and how difficult it will be to stay on top of him to make sure it all gets done. His report card was pretty good, particularly when one considers that he's transitioning into the whole middle school process which can often be difficult. However, he struggles with math still and I really don't want to put him too far behind the in-class experience of having concepts taught to him because I really think that it's important for him.

So let's see. Property taxes were paid for the second half of the year. Election day is over so there will no longer be those annoying political ads that drive me crazy. Instead, Clara is already begging for toys that she sees in commercials. We're already telling her that she's going to need to talk to Santa about it, knowing full well that she will likely freak out and scream when she sees him in real life.

Ah well. Off to at least be a little bit productive around here!

Have a good day!

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