K.J. went on his epic field trip, but when he walked in from school it was with a frown. He threw off his backpack and flung himself down on the couch, not even able to muster a hug for his loyal Mother. I asked, rather perkily I thought, "How was the field trip?!" To which he raised his little eyes up at me and sighed "Dexhausting." Which is sort of like "exhausting" at our house. Even the ride on the school bus wasn't as awesome as he was hoping. Sigh. Life is full of these little conundrums.
K.J. and Olivia have a dental check-up today. I am making the Double B take them, because though we seriously do administer large doses of oral hygiene to my children, they have so far inherited my piece-of-junk teeth and it makes me cry every time I have to look at them scared in the tiny chair and the face of their dentist as he gives me the "you are a bad parent" look. Yikes. This is what Double B's are for, to take the fall for their significant others. He'll do it, too. And it will not affect him emotionally at all, that is the best part. He'll be just as happy leaving as he was going in. He's very valuable that way.
Last night the Young Women scoured the entire ward boundary to sell as many tickets to the spaghetti fundraising dinner as possible (for Girl's Camp, you know the drill). And we were so happy with their final number! In fact, my friend Jodi and I had something similar to a nuclear meltdown in the back of the room, laughing hysterically and then almost crying hysterically while the girls stared at us like we were aliens. Only because the meltdown happened while they were singing a very reverent version of "I am a Child of God," though. So... perhaps we were like aliens. Sort of like the return of the Ten Tribes, or something. It was fun, though!
Hope you are all happy today. Go eat some cheeps!