Jane, the Terrible:
First she gets her little brother dressed:
Then she takes him out for a walk:
If someone still has the damning evidence of John wearing lycra spankies and striped panty-hose then I think we can finally put the nail in this coffin: If you want strong boys, don't let them play with their big sisters.
Just for the record, my kids do crafts in spite of me. Check out these wicked Holloween decorations:
I promise I had nothing to do with these crafts from their conception through every step of their execution. Paper was stolen from Joe's printer, stapler from my desk, black crayons horded for many days, all followed by a ceremonial hanging.
Mom and Dad seem to be enjoying Dad's retirement. Dad called the other day from his cell phone while mom was chauffering him around the north side of Indianapolis after his doctor's appointment. Here's what our conversation sounded like:
Dad: Hi. What's going on there?
me: not much.
Dad: Kids alright? (to mom) LAURIE! WHAT ARE YOU DOING?
me: wanna call me back?
Dad: Hang on a second. (to mom) MAKE A U-TURN! GO UP THERE AND MAKE A U-TURN!
Mom (in background): Do you want to drive?
Dad: NO I DO NOT WANT TO DRIVE! JUST MAKE A U-TURN!...OH DEAR...
me: Why don't we just talk later.
Dad: Just a minute...(to mom) THIS IS AWFUL...OH NO...(to me) Let me call you back.
It was very exciting. If anyone else would like to call me in the midst of an argument with their spouse, I'll be all ears.