It's been a week, I tell you. The Momvan needed to be towed to the auto shop because it wouldn't start. Happyland Elementary's PTA has me blowing gaskets I didn't even know I had. (You wouldn't think a school sock hop/raffle would require the same level of diplomacy Hillary Clinton uses to engage Middle Eastern leaders in peace talks, but in Happyland people have a real gift for creating drama.) My library is trashed from Mr. D's poker party last night. My middle boy is in tears because of tomorrow's Packer Pep Rally and my oldest is getting nervous about Monday's EEG. No one wants to go to bed at night and no one wants to get moving in the morning. I scream and yell and they drag their feet and get tardy slips at school. And it got bitterly cold again today.
Calgon! Take me away!
There's some cuteness around here lately, though. Last Sunday each of the kids at church got a "sheep" to take care of for a whole week. This is a hands-on way to understand Jesus as the Good Shepherd, real sheep and a real shepherd were present last Sunday to give the kids an idea of what this lesson is all about. Then a fake shepherd showed up to demonstrate "bad shepherding" (losing sheep! feeding them donuts!). ANYWAY, here's what Mr. G did with his sheep:
He used fencing from his toy farm to keep it safe on our kitchen table.
After he got dudded up to become "Captain Electric Toothbrush Man" and fight crime and do ninja stunts with his electric toothbrush. The kid cracks me up.
Meanwhile, Mr. B has always had a distinct sense of style. As you can see from this photo, Mr. G adores his big brother and is trying to follow closely in his footsteps:
Frick and frack, aren't they?
A little cute takes the edge off.
Spill it, reader. What's cute in your world lately?