You stay at home while your husband and one son take off for the weekend to visit grandparents. Why did I stay? Well, I foolishly (apparently) let Kember decide what we did. See, she was invited to a birthday party, and I said, "Do you want to go to grandma and grandpa's? Or do you want to stay for the party?" I thought she would for sure say, "GRANDMA AND GRANDPA'S!" After all, that's what Caden did. Oops. I thought wrong. I even tried (for multiple days) to get her to change her mind. Don't get me wrong. I'm glad she was invited to the party, and at first it wasn't a big deal. It only became a big deal as I was packing for those leaving and I decided that I wanted a weekend away too. Oh well. We did have fun tonight without the big boys :) After I put Cole to bed I let Kember put make-up on me, and i put it on her. She painted my nails, and I did hers while we watched "Jonah and the Whale" Then she cuddled on my lap and we talked about the movie. You know, questions like, "What's he supposed to be?" (a carrot I think) "Why did Jonah do that?" "Why is he sad?" "How come there are so many angels?" "Why are they wearing sunglasses?" And friends, I have no idea. I wonder if she gets tired of hearing that? "I don't know Kember, what do you think?" She normally has a better answer than I would have come up with if I made something up.
After Dan left I took the little ones to the store to finish up my grocery shopping. I had carefully calculated everything so I would know how much I was supposed to be checking out as (except tax...I don't figure that in...I figure if I'm around a couple dollars I'm close enough). Well, when my total rang up at $98.00 I about died. There goes the budget, I thought. What did I buy? Ack! Ooo, the coupons brought it down a bit. Oh, and I forgot to give her my values card (which, by the way, is really stupid, if you are going to give me a sale, give me a sale...you have a card up at the check stand to use for people who don't have a card, forgot it, whatever...why do it in the first place?) That brought it down to $60ish...well, that still wasn't what I had planned and figured. I couldn't be that bad at math could I? (don't answer that). "Did the five dollars for every 10 items come off?" I bravely asked (I say bravely because I hate things like this...I really do). Well, what do you know...right as I said that my total came way down to what it was supposed to be. Whew....life is good, I'm not out a hundred dollars. Nice.