courtesy of the fantabulous
Screams of ecstasy and delight
It's winter it's winter!!!
Clementines and raspberries
signifying WINTER in New York
no point in stressing over food miles
or eating local and seasonal
or saving the planet...
ecstatic and delighted kids
are a way better investment
total school melt downs this afternoon.
Jack's in a tizzy cause he thinks he's gonna get booted from advanced science.
Ty's in a tizzy cause his partner for the Algonquin project didn't to his share and
they're gonna get a bad grade.
Mia's in a tizzy cause she's bored and wants to learn the kind of stuff that Ty and Jack do.
They're all crying and stressed out.
Jack's eye is twitching.
So to save them from
plummeting off the academic ledge...
CAKE and ICE CREAM for dinner.
chocolate chip cake with chocolate icing
and rocky road ice cream
Three kinds of potato chips and sour cream onion dip.
and it worked
sometimes you just gotta say what the fuck
The problem with cake and ice cream for dinner?
It's cake and ice cream.
So Mia woke up at 4:30 this morning wanting a hot dog
cause she was hungry.
I did something I swore I'd never do. I "did" Ty's Algonquin project. Not all of it though. Not even most of it. I actually only wrote over his pencilled in words with a Sharpie marker. But in my book that's too much. I'm a sink-or-swim-do-your-homework kind of mom. I have a friend who will stay up till 3am doing her kid's project the night before it's due. No way jose that's what I say. But I broke my own rule for Ty and did some of the finishing touches for him. But it's done. And he stopped freaking out and was happy.
The best part of our day in the city was the drive home. I have a size 10 lead foot. I get a speeding ticket at least once a year but somehow, my license is clean. At least the cop who pulled me over on our way to the city thinks so. Lucky... I guess. We had dinner at Bruce's restaurant yum and he rode home with us. The kids fell asleep, and we were talking about nothing of any consequence. But I realized I wasn't speeding. I was actually under the speed limit. Cause I didn't want to get home too soon. It was so lovely to just spend easy comfy quiet time with my husband, that I wanted to make it last. It's been so long since we've enjoyed each other's company. And it's so nice to know that those years of enjoyment we had in the beginning were the real deal. And we have it again.
Happy Friday the 13!!!