Friday, October 31, 2008

Truly Scary

We had a rough morning around here yesterday. When Christopher brought Genevieve downstairs for breakfast, I cheerily greeted her, "Hi, honey! Are you hungry?" Which led her to scream indignantly, "NOOOOOOOO, Mama!" and then throw herself onto her back on the carpet, kicking and screaming and thrashing all four limbs. Moments later, Julia came down and erupted into wailing hysterics over the fact that Daddy had cut her breakfast toast into the shape of a ghost. Someone had altered the appearance of her morning meal. The world was now ending. CLEARLY. Shortly after that, Christopher left for work.

Last night as we were lying in bed, Christopher and I were chuckling about the whole scenario.

Me: It's a wonder that anyone gets through the day.
Christopher: What's way more of a wonder than that is the fact that, despite doing this for 4+ years, you don't seem, as far as I can tell, to have developed any ADDICTIONS.
Me: Caffeine and sugar, babe.
C: Considering your working conditions, those are pretty mild given the choices out there that would be understandable and totally justified.
Me: Obama will save me.

OK, I didn't actually say that last line.

Happy Halloween! Good luck with all the little devils and goblins out there. And I don't mean the ones ringing your doorbell.


Mnmom said...

I always used to say that too - it's a wonder I don't drink!!

PLEASE stop by our house for treats! The big girls won't be home but I will be ever vigilant at the door. We get lots of trick-or-treaters.

Shan said...

We'll be sure and make a swing by your house after the fun in the Sibley neighborhood. Julia just got home from preschool and is sporting a face full of self-designed and self-applied face-paint from a preschool Halloween project. She is quite a sight!

donna said...

Re: tantrum...
Been there. Done that. Got the t-shirt. (In fact, have a whole drawer-ful of such shirts.)