Friday, August 19, 2022

Back to school?

 In just a couple of hours, I have to take Dorothy and Cooper to school to drop off their supplies and meet their teachers, and what? How? ALREADY? I thought we had more tiiiiiiiiime!

Ben did the terrible job of actually sorting through the bins of leftover school supplies in our laundry room and front closet and buying what we didn’t have— for all 4 school-aged kids. All I had to do was take the above group to Costco to buy shareable snacks for 4th and 5th grade. Easy peasy.

I also made dinner:

Also, for $1.99, Minnie ate about 1/4 cup of ice cream and was quiet and happy the whole shopping trip. She was working so hard to hold her giant cup between her baby thighs (“No mama ceddy i-meam”), and she got maaaaybe a thimble full of soft serve on the tip of her spoon every time she managed to scrape a bite together. All around, it was a terrific shopping aid.

(We got churros post-shop when our pizza was ready)

Minnie used some of her birthday money from my mom to buy a Moana nightie

And yes, I did imagine we’d play with this slide outside, but so far it’s so great in her room that we’re leaving it. She was really cranky yesterday morning, and nothing was fun until I suggested that she see if her dolls wanted to slide. She spent 20 minutes before lunch happily shoving them down. Then she put them all down for nap.

Speaking of large baby toys in weird places:


  1. Anonymous4:04 PM

    We bought that slide for my 4th kiddos 1st birthday. It spent most of its life inside too even though we were outside playing ALOT. It was small enough to push in a corner when unused and handy to grab for some indoor activity time!

  2. Anonymous4:06 PM

    We also had one of those mini trampolines inside for extra indoor activity! They loved to jump and watch TV at the same time 🤦🏼‍♀️🤷🏼‍♀️! But hey, they were moving at least!