Luckily drool on the keyboard does not translate to drool on the screen. I keep dozing off this afternoon. Some may blame it on the heat. I blame it (and a few other things) on Lesson #9.
Lesson #1: My kids love the spring heat thanks to sprinklers, popsicles and neighborhood playdates. Lenny loves the spring heat because it means I actually have to shave my legs.
Lesson #2: When I storm out in the middle of a clothing battle and Lenny and Big are left to their own devices, Big goes to school looking like a mixed breed. Half Harlem globe trotter, half Rainbow Brite.
Lesson #3: If you dress your teething baby in metallic shoes, after a few good chews, she ends up looking like a rapper. (Bling, baby, bling.)
Lesson #4: Scheduling a solid date to have family photos done is like an open invitation for each kid to cut up his/her face.
Lesson #5: It’s time to start sensitivity training in this house. Big keeps saying things like, “Does Pink think she’s fat? Because she is. Maybe that’s why she keeps saying, ‘Ho ho ho!'” I’m just relieved Santa was the reference that came to mind…guess we’re not too far gone yet.
Lesson #6: When a baby is almost turning one, she learns to scream and hit back. And considering Pink has 11 months of getting even to take care of, she’s going big.
Lesson #7: When you’re playing guess the animal with an overly imaginative 3-year old, there’s no way to win. Well, for me there wasn’t. But I can let you in on a little secret. The huge shiny yellow animal from Africa with spikes all over its body that’s taller than a building and can fly but doesn’t have wings is a badduloma tigergator. (You can only imagine what the animals were today when I was told we were now up to a really tricky level—level 18.)
Lesson #8: It’s best not to put on your party dress before you take the relaxed baby out of the bath. That is, assuming poop isn’t one of the accessories you plan on wearing out that night.
Lesson #9: After realizing there was a whole lot more than Spring in the air, I’m thinking the local education foundation should have re-branded last night’s auction to “Black and White with Sweat All Over”. (They also probably shouldn’t have served me “free” drinks and let me loose on the dance floor…even if it was for the children.)
Here’s to another Spring-y week filled with fun, friends and sweet fragrances!