A couple of days ago, I spent a couple of hours going through the boys' closets and dressers, pulling out clothes that were too small, or stained, or torn. I threw away the stuff that was stained and torn, but we had a ton of items that were nice enough to donate, so I folded them all neatly and put them in a hamper next to the door. I meant to ask one of my friends if she wanted them, but I got busy and forgot.
This morning, when I was getting the kids ready for school, they were putting on clothes that were too small--stuff I knew that I put in the basket. I looked by the door, and the basket was gone. I asked Jerry if he knew what happened to it, and he said, "Yeah, I put them away."
He was trying to be nice and put away what he thought was clean laundry that I hadn't gotten around to! I tried not to get irritated, because he was just trying to help, but why would I take the time to nicely fold all those clothes only to let them sit in a basket?! I never do that with our laundry. So, this morning, I had to go through the closets and dressers (again) and pull out all the clothes that were too small (again). I did find the whole story kind of funny, though!
Last night, after the kids were in bed for about 15 minutes, Noah came out into the living room and told me that he changed his mind and he didn't want to do his special day tomorrow (today). I asked him why not, and he told me that he didn't want his teacher to be mad at him for skipping school.
Noah is definitely a worrier, and very sensitive, just like his mom ;) I said, "Well, what if you wake up in the morning, and you're not feeling very well? I can't send you to school like that!" and he said, "No, that would by lying." (Again, mother of the year, here).
I said, "Well, what if I make you an appointment for something? Like, I'll make an appointment for you to get your hair cut. Then you have a reason to stay home." But he didn't feel right about that either.
Finally, I just said, "What if I get permission from your teacher first?" and he liked that idea. He wanted me to e-mail her and ask her if he could miss school on Monday. I sent her a message, and she thought it was cute that Noah was so concerned about it. So we didn't do Noah's special day today; we'll do it on Monday instead.
Thanks for the tips about Red Robin, by the way! I had no idea you could substitute fruit for the fries, or lettuce for the buns on their burgers. I still don't think the food is worth the amount of PointsPlus I'd have to spend on it, but at least there are options.
Today was Wednesday Weigh-in:
I've gotten quite a bit of walking in on the treadmill lately. I'm SO HOOKED on Sons of Anarchy, and I promised myself I wouldn't watch it unless it was while I was on the treadmill, so I've been walking a lot. I just started season three, and I can tell this season is going to be the best so far!