I couldn't let cats have all the fun... so here is an loldog for Caturday, too!
What an afternoon!
If you notice, on the last entry at the very top, under 'Hearing...', I mentioned Pumpkin's pouting.
That turned into a full blown over tired, hungry, hormonal meltdown.
It was as if Linda Blair, as the Exorcist girl, Regan, had possessed my daughter... she was crying, unreasonable, and irrational. All that was missing was pea soup, I swear, her head turned.
The gist of Pumpkin's lament was that she didn't want to go out to dinner, but she didn't want to stay home alone either. She couldn't understand why everyone couldn't just stay home because she wanted to stay home. UGH.
After trying to reason with her unsuccessfully for over 30 minutes, I finally arranged that Hammer would stay home with her, and that her grandparents would bring her and Hammer, chicken fingers and fries from her favorite townie restaurant.
There by, I thought, satifying Pumpkin's dilemma. She could stay home and wouldn't be alone.
So, I go to the playroom, where she was huddled under a blanket in tears, and inform her that I arranged this for her, and picture me... fat, dumb and happy, thinking this was perfect... but wait...
Pumpkin looks at me blankly, then screws up her little face and cries, 'Now you don't WANT me to come to dinner with you??', and bursts into a new chorus of crying!!!
So, after explaining three or four times, that I WANTED her to come to dinner all along, and I had just given up, and made different arrangements that I (apparently, wrongly) thought would make her happy, finally, Pumpkin decided to stop crying, get out from under her blankie, washed her face, did her hair, and got in the car to go out to dinner.
Couldn't the gods of hormones spared me from that hour long saga and just fast forwarded to her getting into the car?
No, I guess not. Ugh.
After that, all was fine!
We went to a wonderful family run restaurant that we hadn't been to in years! It is called the Mason Jar, and all the drinks are served in, you guessed it, mason jars! They have a big and varied menu, and everyone was very happy with their dinners.
On the way home, we popped into the video store, and the kids are watching FireDog, their pick of the evening.
Everyone is smiling and happy!
Hubby and I even got to 'pay some bills' for a good twenty minutes alone!!! << wink, wink >>
Yup, everyone has a smile on their face now!!!
ps... some more Caturday cats!