Jennifer from Major Knitter! Thanks so much for coming over and making a suggestion Jennifer. Just shoot me off your address and the prize will be all yours!!
I had a total of ten comments that day. So I took my trusty “H” shaped post it pad and wrote everyone’s name down on a separate piece. Folded them up in quarters and put them in an empty Coke 24 pack box, shook it up and grabbed one out. The cat and dog were really interested in what I was doing. But when they realized that it didn’t end up in treats for them they were less interested.
This week will be just me most of the time. Hubby is working the rest of the week and the girls are in Columbus with their aunt and uncle. Yesterday they painted pottery and sent me a video via the phone. It was pretty cool. I wanted them to just send me abstract photos all week so I could guess what they were doing but Giggles deemed that to be too immature and stupid. (I don’t think those were her exact words, it was more like a look she gave me. Anyone with teens will understand) So far I just have the one video. Chicken’s promises of calling me every night before bed were broken that first night. She did call me in the morning to see how I dealt with “Not talking to her precious baby girl” (Her words, not mine) She promised she would call last night, but I knew she was lying when those words came out of her mouth. But fun with Uncle Awesome and Aunt Supertime (She is with Hubby’s brother and SIL for those who know the family) really outshines calling your mother.
Before they left I did have an interesting conversation with Chicken. See, the girls know that if something would happen and hubby and I would both pass away that they would be going to BF’s. Some people might find it morbid to tell a kid what would happen to them in those circumstances, but my girls are older. (We didn’t tell them this from the time they could remember, it happened a couple of years ago). I also want them to be prepared. Would I want to die before they are grown, no of course not, but could I? Sure, anything is possible. I have no idea when mine or hubby’s number is up. So I want them to know where they are going, when everything else is all topsy turvy and there are unknow things all around they will have some sort of stability. Plus they won’t get some crazed idea in their head of where they are going. But to get back to the subject….
Chicken was concerned that should something horrible befall her father and I while they were in Columbus this week that would they need to take the trip back up here to the Cleveland area to go to “their new house” Couldn’t they just stay there, everyone would be ever upset and “When you’re upset the last thing you want to do is take a long car ride, Mom” says the Chicken .
“Well Chicken the thing is, you would have to come back to get your stuff, to have a funeral, to see people…..so you are already coming up you might as well go to Aunt BF’s house”
She seemed okay with that answer, but I am sure over the course of the next 4 days Chicken will no doubt inform Uncle Awesome and Aunt Supertime that in our untimely demise they will just be a ride back to the Cleveland area because we don’t need them, or whatever else her out of the box 10 year old brain comes up with. Hopefully there won’t be any hard feelings and hopefully there will never be a need for who gets the girls next.
Which brings me to an important point…..the service announcement of my post, I guess. Where would your kiddo(s) go in the event that something would happen to you and your SO? This is something that should be addressed sooner rather than later.
Okay, service announcement over I am going to run. Need to get some editing done and clean the house. Because sadly before they left the girls tore it up more. UGH.