Well, what an adventurous few days it has been!
I apologize for all the site issues. I mean, it’s very possible nobody is even seeing this right now.
ALL THE SWEAR WORDS.
My Letter To My 51 Year Old Self was unexpectedly very popular, and I had to take my site to a different server. It’s working the kinks out still. I really hope all the issues dissipate by this evening.
Meanwhile, back at my chaotic abode, life had to continue. It’s not like I could explain to the children, “Mommy wants to punch her blog in the face right now. So entertain yourself while I frantically pound on my keyboard and make some phone calls.”
What I could do- what my first plan of attack is in all emergency situations when a babysitter isn’t readily available- is put them in front of the TV.
Woody? Buzz? You’re on.
I high fived their tiny plastic hands on their way into the living room.
Toy Story (all three of them) were Kendall’s absolute favorites right around the time Leyna was born. Then he quickly found sports and Power Rangers, and the last year he was decidedly “too grown up” for Woody and Buzz. I even contemplated packing them away to clear out some clutter in his room. But one day I found Leyna sitting on the floor, pulling Woody’s string and laughing over and over.
So I put Toy Story in the DVD player the next time we needed a little quiet time. Kendall tried to object, but I insisted it was Leyna’s turn to pick out a movie.
Upon seeing this spark of interest in his sister, Kendall quickly had to stake claim to the toys that belonged to him. He suddenly was VERY interested in playing with Woody and Buzz, and was quick to take them from Leyna, shouting, “THOSE ARE MINE!”
We had a couple after-school-special worthy chats about sharing, and he came to the decision to release his death grip on Woody, and Woody only.
“Baby sister, you can play with Woody because Buzz is mine. Because Buzz is the COOLEST toy ever.”
She seems happy with her sloppy seconds.
I give them both an A+ for entertainment value.
Sooo… I hate asking for votes for things, but I’m up for the 2012 BlogLuxe Awards for Blogs That Make You Smile. It would be awesome if you’d head there and vote for a blog that makes you smile, whether that’s mine or someone else.