We have gotten serious about Star Wars and had to catch the girls up so they were ready to see the new one. In honor of the first viewing of Return of Jedi we made Jell-O Jigglers in the Star Wars molds that Kathy gave us. They were a big hit. Brandon took Rocky and Daisy to the theater and they haven't stopped talking about The Force Awakens since. They checked out a library book that details all the equipment and now they make light sabers with their Tinker Toys so that they can pretend to be Rey. They also have a lot of love for BB-8 but who doesn't?
When it came time to perform the task I figured it would be no problem. It was easy and looked kind of fun but when the time came she just refused. She was nice about it. I mean, she didn't throw a fit or cry or anything but just quietly and firmly said, "I am not doing that."
I tried to persuade her but there was no budging.
They gave her the shirt anyway and we left. I was embarrassed but her response was, "They said it was okay."
|Free Shirt Suckas|
Of course I said yes.
"Do you know what it is?"
This is always a tricky moment. I remember reading in the Babysitter's Club books that you should always act like you know because you don't want to hurt the kid's feelings.
She isn't one to fall for a lie so I just played it straight, "I don't know."
She fired back with tone that I can only describe as condescending. "C'mon Mom, you know."
The Babysitter's Club had also provided me with the correct response to this situation which is,
"Can you explain it to me?"
She sort of rolled her eyes and said, "It's a scribble. A scribble with a kind of a circle in it. I thought you would know."
And I failed again. She was right. I did know.
|Rocky and her Worm Hotel|
Another kid did a class on how to make a worm hotel out of a mason jar. The explanation of why a worm would be interested in checking into a hotel somehow was lost but Rocky remembered all of the steps and put one together when she got home. So far it has become more of a worm execution chamber but she won't give up. I only mention it in case any of you know worms in our area. If you happen to see any, tell them to wiggle as far away from our front door as possible.
|Who's a Liar?|
|Another Day, Another Selfie|