Today was a very busy one-of-the-last-days-before-school-starts-especially-one-when-Mom-is-not-working. First thing we had Lucy's last swimming lesson for the summer session. I reminded her before we left that she needed to go to the bathroom because too often she has to get out of the pool, bang on the glass, and get me to take her in the middle of her lesson.
"I promise I just went right after breakfast, Mom," she said. However, as I was deep into an issue of Good Housekeeping finding out why Jennifer Aniston is such a happy, happy human being and all her happiness secrets to share, another mother said, "I think someone needs you." There was Lucy, tapping on the window and mouthing, "I have to go potteeeeee." I took her into the locker room where she told me, "I was sure I didn't have to go, but sometimes my kidneys just play tricks on me." That's a line I totally want to submit to an ad agency for incontinence products.
After swimming, we went to (where else?) Target for school shoes. Lucy got two pairs, and Elaine got one. Elaine can still wear Lucy's hand-me-downs (if I can find them), but every girl still needs a new pair to kick off fall. Hers were brown leather with a little ladybug on each one with pink sparkles on their wings. She loved them so much she took her nap with them on.
Then we headed to OfficeMax to buy a chore chart. If you're looking for a cute Mickey Mouse chore chart with coordinating magnets, there's the place. They're $13.99--I've been looking for one for ages, but I think they just stock them with the back-to-school stuff.
After rest time, we headed two towns over to our friend Ms. Robin for haircuts. Lucy especially was very excited about her potential haircut. Here is how they both looked this morning:
When Lucy was done, she was thrilled with her new look. She said excitedly, "Elaine, do you recognized me?!" On the way home, she said, "Do you know why I decided I wanted bangs, Mom? Because I just knew it would put me in a better mood!" I promise I didn't teach her this. It's innate, I tell you.
After that I went alone to the library to pick up books I had on hold and then headed to Bed, Bath, and Beyond to pick up....drum roll please.... the final things we need for our extreme makeover on the guest bedroom! You know, the one you probably don't even remember anymore because it was MARCH when we started. I'm going to stage the room tonight (isn't that professional sounding?) I should have pictures up within the next few days.
One more thing...isn't this the cutest little ready-for-kindergarten person you've ever seen?! She puts me in a better mood.