17 November 2010

Pilgrim Pride

One of the mom's from Trinhity's school volunteered to sew the pilgrim outfits and embroider each child's name on their outfit. Wow! The kids looked really cute for their Thanksgiving feast....
Here is our little pilgrim back in her classroom eating dessert...
For some reason she decided that she was too shy to take pictures with daddy...
I took her to school today and the Thanksgiving decorations were all put away and the Christmas decorations are all up. We adore the parents who decorated the classroom but we can't help but disagree on displaying Christmas at school before the Thanksgiving holidays are even here!! The kids are excited of course for the change but some of the children were confused since the calendar is still set on November. There is still two more days until the children break for the Thanksgiving holiday, couldn't it have waited?? Oh well.

One of the life lessons of parenthood: pick your battles. I am choosing to fight less and less these days.


Where's the Turkey?

We drive by a 59 Diner restaurant on our way home from school. There was a huge inflatable turkey on top of the restaurant earlier this month. But this week, it has been replaced by a huge Santa inflatable. It's annoying since Thanksgiving is not until next week, and they have already bypassed the holiday for Christmas. So much for the season of giving thanks.... and onto the season of gifts and 'gimme more'...

The first time I noticed that the turkey had been replaced, I asked the kids, "Hey, what happened to the big turkey?" Trinh replies, "Santa ate him!" This cracked us all up. So now, when we pass the big Santa, Trinh tells a new story about how the turkey disappeared and got replaced by Santa. Today, she says, "Santa beat up the turkey and took it's place!" And you know what? I think that's exactly what happened...

06 November 2010

Daddy doesn't...

Mama's finally taking a well-deserved vacation next week, a girls' weekend with her Cali crew. Me, I'm psyched. I've been looking forward to some dedicated Daddy Time for weeks. It's gonna be great.

So tonight while running some errands I asked Trinhity how she felt about Mommy leaving. She looked out the window and said, "Well, I guess it just means we'll have to spend the whole week at BaBa's house....because DADDY DOESN'T KNOW HOW TO WIPE MY BUTT."

She said it with a completely straight face, but her eyes were twinkling. I processed that for a second, then said, "Hey, are you messing with me?" She still played it straight and gave me a withering look. "No, Daddy," she said. Still twinkling.

Finally she lost it and busted up laughing. I asked again, "Are you messing with me?" She goes, "OH Yeah....baaaaby."