My husband informed me he had to go out of town for work next week. I thought I heard a joyful giggle when he said it. So, I called him on it and he broke out in total laughter and replied "maybe!"

A Child's Quote, age 16

Phone rings...
"Mom the car broke down. It started shaking and it died. I'm walking home. Andrew is going to stay and fix it."  

A high school conversation.

Child one: Did you try out for pit orchestra?
Child two: No. Pit composers are elitist fucking bastards who don't write viola parts.

AND that is how my night started...

It's one of "THOSE" days.

The school called today. Charles was injured. He will be okay. He was hit by a flying shoe. On the playground. While he was on the lying ground. In his suit and tie! (Picture day)

Nog Taste Test...

1 vote for almond. 2 votes for coconut. 1 vote for cinnamon vanilla. The cinnamon one was the best tasting, just not nog.

So... This happened.

 I get a call from the school. William has a headache and just broke out into a fever. I pick him up. He's feeling better, so I take him to Culvers. He earned a free kids meal at school. We order. We sit down. He eats his Apple sauce and drinks his tea. He's feeling sleepy. We Pack up the burger and order his ice cream to go. We stood there waiting for the ice cream for forever or about four minutes depending on how you look at it. They hand the cup to me. I look down. William is making a fish face. I say "what's wrong." He tips his head up and mumbles "I just threw up in my mouth." I had him run to the men's room. Over the next ten minutes I watch the door slightly open and close three times, but he never comes out. His ice cream was 100% melted by the time he finally left the restroom. He looked at me and said "great I just threw up my Apple sauce and medicine." I took him to the car. He said nothing, not a word more until half way home. When he speaks again, he asks "Do you think I should have told someone I threw up all over the floor and in the sink?"

A Child's Quote, age 19

"Hey mom, Today you entrusted your three older children to make an extremely simple gingerbread train. Well we clearly were not qualified for this task and these are the results..."