First, here's your "Where's Yo-Yo?" moment for today. Besides climbing in a box of presents, he also climbed into the drawer where I keep tablecloths.
The girls woke up on this second day of Christmas break and said, "Mom, won't you play with us today? We haven't had any Mama Time lately."
I said, "Yes. The first thing we will play is called 'Clean the Basement.'" They were less enthused about that than you would think. Huh. But we played that for awhile, and when it was clean I helped them make sock puppets out of the kit my dad gave Elaine for her birthday. We celebrated her birthday again this past Sunday with my family, and now each morning she thinks she's going to get more presents.
Then, since I had given Elaine both her and my favorite Disney cartoon for her birthday, "The Princess and the Frog," and we've been watching it a lot, they wanted to play that.
"Who do you want to be, Mom?" asked Lucy.
"Tiana," I said promptly, because she is the smartest, sassiest, hardest-working Disney princess ever.
"Noooooo," she said, "Pick somebody else." Clearly the role of Tiana was taken.
"Then I want to be Charlotte LeBoeff. She's cute and funny," I said. (She's the blonde on the right.)