I actually got to be home all last week, which hasn't happened since May. Forgive me, but I didn't go near the computer at all, except one day when I had to do some online expense reports and miscellaneous "housekeeping" chores for work. Other than that, I just enjoyed my kids, my husband, my house, my yard, and my most-favorit-est holiday: Halloween.
Pics to be posted later this week, I hope. For now I am posting a quickie before I embark on my first of 3 flights in the next 3 days.
I try to decorate the yard a bit for Halloween. This year, I put some candy-corn lights in our tree, hung up some ghosts, and made a little pretend graveyard in the flower bed at the corner of our house. I did all this in about an hour on a day when I had to fly out; I wanted to leave the kids a little surprise for when they got home that evening.
When I talked to JeepMan that night, he said the kids loved it.
Lulu sat at the window for about 15 minutes just taking it all in. Then she got up from the couch, walked downstairs, and turned off all the lights.
When JeepMan asked her why, she put her hands on her hips and said, "Daddy! We need to save the batteries for Halloween!"
Plato has been big into his school's "Election" goings-on. He has been speculative about many aspects of the campaigns. He has already voiced his opinion about who should be president.
The other day he told me that he knew that he could run for president after he turned 35, but that he didn't think he would ever want to be president.
I asked why, and he said it was a lot of work, and that he would probably rather be vice-president.
Again, I asked why. He was thoughtful for a few moments
"Well, the vice president doesn't have to do ANYTHING. Unless the president dies."
Well, honey, the vice-president gets PAID to be vice-president, so he must do SOMETHING, don't you think?
"Well, I guess so..."
(thinks on it a while)
"Well the White House is pretty big...the vice-president must have to be the butler."
And lastly, we were all getting dressed to go out to the park, and JeepMan walked into the room with no shirt on. Now, he's no, ahem....Brendan Fraser...but my man looks pretty good to me.
Apparently Lulu doesn't agree. She took one look at him, and her jaw dropped.
"DADDY!! I didn't know you had big boobs like Mommy!!"
Poor guy. Guess I'll have to get him a "BRO:"