Tuesday, August 17, 2010

They're BACK

The girls had a wonderful time at Grandma & Grandpa's. I had a wonderful time while they were at Grandma & Grandpa's.

They're back.

Following are a few moments with them so far ...

"Snack Size" McFlurry, yeah right.

We had to run a couple errands after school, and the girls were starving. They told me that McDonald's now has a snack size McFlurry, and asked if they could get one? Sure, why not ... it's under 2 bucks, and won't ruin their appetite for dinner.

I drove up and placed my order.

Me: 2 snack size Oreo McFlurry's please.

Them: I'm sorry, we're all out of the snack size cups.

Me: That's okay, we'll take the snack size McFlurry in a regular size cup.

Them: Okay, that'll be $5.38 at the middle drive-thru window.

Me: Uh ... if you're gonna' charge me for 2 regular size McFlurry's, then by all means fill 'em up.

Okay, is this a total scam?! Does McDonald's really have snack size McFlurry's? Has anyone out there actually ordered and received one?

Bathroom Barge-In

I think I've mentioned once or twice that our bathroom door doesn't lock. You'd think I would know by now to lock the bedroom door when I'm wanting a little potty privacy. Maybe tomorrow.

So I'm on the throne, and Amanda throws the door open.

Me: Amanda!! Why do YOU lock the bathroom door when YOU go to the bathroom?!

Amanda: Oh, right. Sorry.

Will she remember this profound conversation tomorrow? Probably not. I better remember to lock the bedroom door.

Prayer Time with Meg

Sometimes Megan likes to pray silently to herself before I say my prayer. Tonight was such a night.

Megan: I'm gonna' pray a silent prayer tonight.

Me: Go for it.

About 2 minutes later ...

Megan: Aw man!

Me: What?

Megan: I messed up!

Me: But it was silent.

Megan: I know! Now I have to start over!

Me: Silently?

Megan: Yep.


  1. I felt this sense of sadness over your time alone coming to an end. I chimed with all your observations about being alone. Even the one about having a little more energy for, you know...

  2. I love your candid visuals! I remember these days so well. Hunter used to run through his nighttime prayers so fast ONLY God could understand what it was he said. They were the same every night. He had a friend over one night and he said, after Hunter got done, "The only thing I understood out of that WHOLE prayer was 'Grandma!'" But I think it was faster than two minutes. :)

  3. BTW, I'm on Hunter's computer so "h" is Robynn. LOL!!!!

  4. Yes, Tracey, the energy for ... what can I say. It was nice while it lasted.

    Robynn, thank you! (And thanks for identifying yourself. Henry usually goes by "H", so I was slightly confused until I read your 2nd post. :)