Christmas Carols (Bah Humbug!)

From December 16th – 18th….

Who loves spaghetti night?? She does!

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Playing trains with my little buddy on a Tues night when Lilli wanted Brent to take her to gymnastics.  This girl looooves the train table.

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Lilli’s school did their annual “caroling” program for downtown workers again this year.  After last year, I had little to no expectation of her actually singing in it or being excited about it.  For weeks she’d asked me if I could “get her out of it” and she’d already told me that morning that her part was to stand and then eat a cookie.

I met her in the classroom and helped walk them around the block and up to the church steps, right as we got to the top she pulled away and I was helping one of her friends to the stairs.  I thought she was also heading up there, but when I turned to help her I couldn’t see her anywhere.  I finally spotted her heading back the way we had came, heading back to daycare.  One of the other moms spun her back in the right direction, and I could tell she was very close to melting down so I promised her a new My Little Pony that afternoon if she would just stand there.  I already had one in the closet for her for Christmas, so I figured this would just be an early payoff.

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The parent paparazzi.

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Clearly she didn’t perk up or get into the performance.  But, I’m just glad she didn’t end up crying or coming off the stage.  I can deal with sullen and grouchy.

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The joy of Christmas!

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You can’t tell it,but she did slightly perk up towards the end, and her lips are EVER so slightly moving along with Jingle Bells.

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I promised her I’d stay and eat lunch with her afterwards so I packed us two lunches and she had a blast having me join her and her friends.  The conversation is always entertaining.  All I know is that I at least get a break from watching one of my kids whimper on the church steps next year since Lilli will be in kindergarten and Abbi won’t be out there until she’s almost three.

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That evening we went out to Party City to look at birthday party stuff for both girls, and clearly this happened while I was shopping.  I’m still surprised we don’t have lice.

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