Spring break at casa de martell means two things: a) NO HOMEWORK (which, if you have children, you understand how great this is. that’s a good two hours of my day that i don’t have to spend overlording and begging and checking addition and subtraction and googling for help when i don’t know how to do the simple machines assignments) and b) a Blue Jays game.
While Isabella SLEPT IN HER SEAT for four innings
(okay, seriously, how does a child who doesn’t sleep anywhere fall asleep at a baseball game? it’s a PLASTIC chair, for god’s sake!)
(and then, again, she fell asleep on me last night while watching…um, of course, Enchanted, which she lovingly calls “Giselle”. i thought about letting her sleep on me, even all night, even while i watched the season 3 finale of Oz, i just really want to hold the little muffins close to me these days, and she’s NEVER EVER fallen asleep on me ever, and i was going to ignore the drool that was pouring down my left arm, but then when she blasted the two farts in my direction, the game was up. She got her stinky butt transferred to her bed. there’s only so much a woman can take!)
Josh had, well, pretty much the time of his life…
he got to go onto the field and run the bases
and use the cameraman’s camera (JEALOUS!) while sitting ON the dugout (JEALOUS)
and, the piÃ¨ce de rÃ©sistance, THE JUMBOTRON
…and Emily thought she’d be the famous one. HEH. no, seriously, i overhead her telling her cousin, “well, i’m going to be famous one day, you know. and when that happens, i promise i’ll take you to at least one awards show.” which, really, is totally ridiculous, because she’s going to be taking ME to all of them. it’s in her mother/daughter contract. I wiped her bum and picked the boogers out of her nose for years, i reap the benefits, dammit.
**because we all need it. Today I (and the kids, and the husband) am wearing my purple and thinking of Heather and Mike and Maddie and wishing i could be there today at Maddie’s memorial service. Today I am thinking of Shana and Thalon and wishing there was more i could do.