Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Things I shouldn't do when my man is away. . .

I took the kids to church tonight and my husband is on a business trip. I am having a glass of pinot noir right now. Wine is not on the fast-- but I need a glass. The kids were being scamps! My 11 year old son was trying to melt and bend candles UP IN FRONT OF EVERYONE, my littlest ones were swatting at each other and being silly, using me as a barrier to hide behind. We would bow and cross ourselves and my 6 year old, who is TALL, up to my mid upper arm (I am 5'7") was bowing as was I and she stood up before I did and I got a bloody nose. Starshine was doing standing bow (yoga move) and then trying to country western dance as I'd grab her hand and she'd do a little turn under it. Mudd kept doing a Michael Jackson grab and saying that he had to use the bathroom but didn't need to actually urinate-- he was stringing toilet paper in there. Basil (10) kept going outside to look around as he obsesses over the volcano. Dmitri (9) was bopping around to some internal music (he does not have special needs.) The service was long and we left early.

The bright spot was the priests' daughter who came to me and held my waist. She is 5 and a little angel. I could have stood all night with her.

7 comments:

Olivia said...

Hehe, sounds like a fun night was had by all, j/k ;)

Sorry about the bloody nose.

Ropi said...

For a monent I read he is 6 years old and 5'7. I was a bit shocked for a moment. I heard about the case of the Alaskan volcano a week ago. Did it erupt or not?

Tea N. Crumpet said...

LOL Istvan-- the volcano did erupt and the kids like the drama. The have made the AVO (Alaska Volcano Observatory) the main page on their account and look at it every few minutes. They say that the people in Washington State who got inches and inches of dust are "lucky"! (The cost would be too much for us to clean up after and I am hoping/praying that it stays quiet until I have lots of money and can help others out if they need it!)

Basil also pulled me out of the combat worship service with a pressing concern about President Obama. He wanted to know if after he was elected, if he had to stand up in front of Congress and say the names of all 50 state and their capitols! (Basil can and is proud of this. He is 10, the age that kids do this.) I thought this was funny.

Ropi said...

When I was 10 I could do the same with Hungarian counties.

steve on the slow train said...

Too bad ablout the bloody nose. Usually church congregations are pretty understanding about such things. That was a real teaser of a headline, though. Like some of those Entertainment Tonight teasers when you find out that Brad and Angie, or whoever, are just acting like the rest of us.

I remember winning an award in fourth grade for knowing all the states and capitals. I can still name them, but I had trouble with the provinces and territories of Canada. And I can name only a few Mexican states.

Palm Springs Savant said...

when I was a kid I used to play with the candles all the time and it drove my mom crazy.

whimsical brainpan said...

LOL! Kudos to you for not busting out laughing or busting their heads.