1. I promised an update on the "t-shirt incident," aka Operation "Lost." Nearly an entire week passed before Evan ever noticed that both of his Phineas and Ferb t-shirts were missing. I had them hidden away. I would do load after load of laundry and he never questioned their absence. At about the six day mark, Evan came to me and said, (please insert sarcastic 'tween attitude) "Really, Mommy? You haven't washed my P & F t-shirts yet?" I looked at him innocently, shrugged my shoulders and told him I'd been busy (that's not a lie, by the way) and that I'd get to it soon enough. I also kindly suggested he choose any number of other wonderful attire in his closet. My mission had been accomplished. I returned them to his closet the very next day. He is none the wiser.
2. Driving along to preschool the other day, Owen says to me, out of the blue, "Mommy, God must have a really big head to keep all that information in there." I believe sometime earlier in the day I might have answered the question of, "Mommy, does God really know everything?"
3. Monday night, Owen crashed his brother's scooter and tore up his knee. (Those knee pads really do a lot of good in the garage.) Oh the drama that ensued following the crash. It's a wonder he didn't insist on calling 911. This is the result:
7. Moving on. Evan has not been sent to the Principal's office but he is going to the Principal's house. He has become good friends with his Middle School Principal's son this year and has been invited to a sleepover tomorrow night. I went to school with a Principal's son all through high school. He was quite the character. I've instructed Evan to be on his absolute, very best behavior. Mmm-hmmm...
8. I have coffee cake in the oven right now for tomorrow's breakfast. The house smells really good. I might have to sample a teensy corner tonight - you know, to make sure it's okay for the others to eat in the morning.
9. Jenna made Student Council this year. You've never seen a child smile so big as she did the day they voted! Yah, Jenna. This is just the beginning of your service work throughout life. I just know it!