I've been being a real mom today.
As opposed to the Mom Who Tries to Get Other Things Done. Consequently, I have gotten nothing done today and am dang tired.
It was a fun day.
Ana had a friend over for most of the day but it seems as though JANE'S friends are all out of town on the last of the summer trips. And she's such a little social butterfly, she's been sort of lonely. She actually asked ME to play with her.
We played a lot of Balloon Lagoon. (Now there's a song that will be featured prominently on the sound track in Hell.)
Both of my girls are so used to me whipping out a camera that they don't even flinch anymore. But that doesn't mean they actually... um, cooperate, either.
I took all the girls ice skating. AND, I remembered my camera, even though the pictures aren't great. I should Photoshop them a bit but I really am wiped out. Jane learned to go backward on skates. She's very proud of herself.
Ana spent the time going between her friend and her sister, which was a nice big sister thing to do, actually.
She had a good time, I think.
Doesn't Ana look so grown up these days?
Jane and I also watched Elmo in Grouchland today. Both of my girls feel that movie is just WAY TOO SCARY, being as how it has to do with a LOST BLANKIE and all. But we toughed it out.
Quote of the Day:
Jane, trying to get me to cave on the issue of buying Bratz: "Mom, they have some Bratz that are SMILING."
Barb: "I don't care, Jane. I am not going to buy any Bratz dolls."
Jane: "Why noooottttt?"
Barb: "Because I don't need anything else in this house that can be called a 'brat.' they have bad attitudes and they make me crabby just looking at them. I don't think they are wholesome dolls for you to play with."
Jane: "Okay, but when you die I am going to buy a LOT of them."
Barb: "Fine with me. You can buy them when I'm dead."
Jane, reflectively (for her): "But Mom? I would miss you if you died."
Oh, I'm all warm and fuzzy.