Halloween is just not coming along here. No costumes either, yet. The printout Sarah Palin mask won't do it. It's TOMORROW>>> oh jeebus jeebus, we're screwed. We do have a lot of candy, although considerably fewer kit-kat bars than earlier. I love kit-kat bars.
and Aya? Can you get here by 5 tomorrow so you can trick-or-treat too? Any later and there will be no point. We shut down early in this neighborhood. They ride the candy train hard and fast 'round here.
Today's big event (other than buying pumpkins. All by myself and from a grocery store. Our punkin patch days are over): car pooling. Picking up a kid from school, meh. I do it all the time, at leas twice a week. And dragging along a friend or two, no biggie. But usually one of the guys is part of a car pool and every now and then I get to load up the 96 van with 6 boyz and it's hilarious. I love listening in to those conversations. They don't seem to realize that the adult in the car is actually listening and boy, it's the highlight of the day, eavesdropping on them. Does it qualify as eavesdropping when I'm sitting right there bigger than life?
Elementary school conversations are wonderful. Funny and sweet with only a trace of really rude to make it interesting. Usually middleschool is kind of scary, because the testosterone is riding high and free and they're just MEAN and ORNERY as well as FUNNY. By high school they're less mean, and more funny--or the mean is zingier and less unpleasant. Key word: funny. All boyz, all the time = amusing as heck.
It's one of my favorite chores, driving car pool, although I can never find everyone's house, which is embarassing for my poor kid.