So my identical twin and best friend forever Keith gets here in six hours! But before I embark on my whirlwind weekend, most of it sans kids, with him, I had to tell you a story.
But before I do...let me dwell on the fact that I'm going to get to spend the weekend without kids! Work up the appropriate excitement, here...I have not gone to bed and woke up without any children in...well, I don't know how long. A long time. I know a lot of you don't get to do that either, so I'm not trying to gloat, I'm just really excited. My mom is a rockstar and she offered to stay with them this weekend so that Keith and I could spend lots of quality time together. I haven't seen him in almost two years, and we have been the best of friends for...wow...ten!! (I previously posted weird stories and silly pictures of our friendship here.) We'll probably get in trouble this weekend. Just a guess.
Anyway, back to the story I was going to tell. Today we had lunch with some friends of mine whose kids are classmates of Ava's, and after that. they played musical vans, where all the siblings have to change places with each other and ride with their friends instead. Ava rode in Mara's van with her friends, and just a few minutes into the ride, my phone rang and Mara was laughing so hard I'm relatively certain she might have peed her pants.
Apparently, the kids had been playing one of their favorite games, which consists of basically taking polls about everything under the sun. "Raise your hand if you've..." etc. Today it was movies and television. One by one, the kids would shout out a movie or show.
"Raise your hand if you've seen Chitty Chitty Bang Bang!"
"Raise your hang if you've seen Aladdin!"
Raise your hand if you've seen Yo Gabba Gabba!"
Then my daughter chimed in. My sweet, innocent, five year old daughter.
"Raise your hand if you've seen CHELSEA LATELY!"
I would like to swear to you all that Ava has never seen that hilarious but admittedly off color show, but I can't say for sure. I tend to fall asleep with the television on, and she sometimes wakes up at night. Once I woke up at three am and she was wide awake watching an infomercial on exercise equipment. "I need that." She said confidently. "I need to get a little toned."
This parenting thing is challenging.
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