I got this.

Just kidding, I’m barely hanging on. But we had 100% fewer time outs today, so that’s a start. The kids slept in until 8 (whining takes a lot out of you), and then we went to Michael’s to get some of Hazy’s art framed. The great thing about Michael’s is that there are 300 things that kids love there; the bad thing about is that they want you to buy them all 300 things.

Michael’s, the free amusement park!
$1 apiece, went into the Prize Box
$1 apiece, went into the Prize Box

After Michael’s (and after my free birthday burger from B. Good – shout out, Westside!), it was nap time for George and crafts time for Hazy and me. Crafts are, how do you say, not my specialty, so we usually default to multimedia collages using my old US Weeklys. [Hazy’s thoughts on Kim & Kanye: “I like them, but I don’t like their names. Let’s call them Rose & Brady.”]

A peek at our
A peek at our “process”
You're welcome, Ajit.
You’re welcome, Ajit.

After naps, we went to the JP library for Superhero costume making. The description said ages 6+, but I figured George was old enough. Who says a 3 1/2 year old can’t cut out eye holes for a mask, glue on tiny jewels, and cut out stars? I do. I say that. The librarian was very impressed with Hazy’s superhero name, Rainbow Dash, and I didn’t have the heart to tell her that it came from a My Little Pony coloring book.

Arts & crafts at the library is like The Hunger Games for mothers. Don't worry, I'm totally Katniss.
Arts & crafts at the library is like The Hunger Games for mothers. Don’t worry, I’m totally Katniss.
Aliases:
Aliases: “Rainbow Dash” & “George”
Missions: “Save the world”, “Make a mask”
Selfie difficulty level: one bajillion
Selfie difficulty level: one bajillion
Rainbow Dash & George, ready for action
Rainbow Dash & George, ready for action

We capped off the night with special guest star, Ajit, who got treated to a hip hop show. We use the term hip hop very, very loosely.

Dancing to
Dancing to “hip hop” jam, Roar.
Rainbow Dash's alter ego, Hipster Girl.
Rainbow Dash’s alter ego, Hipster Girl.

If you have any ideas for what to do on future rainy days, or what to do on future sunny days for that matter, or how to make the whining stop. Please share.

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