We’re slowly recovering here. The kids are still hyper after yesterday but only two meltdowns for my two year old today versus one hella large one and several small ones yesterday. We went to the mall (I know, insane!) but we had a mission, one store and one thing and it wasn’t that bad at all. Now we have new dishes, yay!
You know, here’s the thing, it’s been like, thirty years since I’ve played with a Barbie doll but one would think they’d have improved the Barbie shoe situation. They have not! I put Barbie’s f*ckin shoes back on two dozen times yesterday before they finally got lost. If Barbie can dance a jig and sing Karoke and ride a horse, how come her shoes still fall off when you move her?
And what is it with the “ho” barbie? I was in a large chain toy store a few weeks back (looking for the one of the 12 dancing princess barbies, sigh) and came upon not only those vile Bratz dolls but a “bling” barbie who looked nearly as ho-ish as the Bratz did, only without those collagen injected lips. My goodness it’s hard to raise a daughter with all of this junk out there, I don’t need dolls with hoochie momma shorts and enough eye makeup on to make a las vegas showgirl look plain. Blech! (oops, that paragraph brought to you by the word “tangent”).
My sons got new legos, the tiny ones that are like little plastic daggers in the soles of your feet at midnight. They’ve taken the 1,000 pieces and transformed them into a giant ship. And play dough, and art supplies, model kids, my middle monster got a nintendo DS, modeling clay, etc. So much stuff, we opened presents for a very long time.
My daughter got a few dolls of the ballerina type which she loved. She’s big into ballet right now, which makes me very happy because I love ballet and I’m so glad I can share that with her. She’s tough as nails, my daughter, but very girly too. She also got some my little pony stuff. More of it anyway. I now have even more pony hair to brush and she’s got them all set up in a little corral on her coloring table.
Okay, back to life now. I’m so very close to finishing my edits on Ascension and I’ll get them finshed up tonight, thank goodness. Then back to The Others, yay! My husband is off until after the first of the year and we’ve got all sorts of home improvement projects to finish. It’ll be nice to have him around more, too.
Have a great Tuesday!