So are the days of our lives.
You know what little people don’t understand? Having nice things! Like mixed tapes you’ve had for 10 years before you even met their father. I clearly need to work on my angry face, because the turds barely flinched when I turned into the Hulk after this happened. I was like, “Why would you do this?!” and Hazy was all, “We tried to play them and it got stuck. And then George undid that one.” Well, of course Generation Z doesn’t know how to play a cassette tape. I’m surprised they even put it in on the right side. Also, I love the explanation that George just felt like he had to F up a second mix tape because he missed out on f’ing up the first one.
After I put them in time out, practiced my angry face in the mirror for a while, and painstakingly rewound the one tape I could salvage, I decided we’d still do our fun day as planned, because 1) I’m apparently bad at discipline, and 2) I didn’t feel like I deserved to be further punished by spending a day doing nothing fun at home.
So, we headed to the Roslindale library (first time!) for some arts & crafts.
We decided it was a Treat Yo Self kind of day, so we went to Jimmie’s for a lobster roll (my 3rd of the summer) and some PB&Js (their 295th and 296th of the summer), and of course, ice cream.
I could not convince Hazy to take a nap today (she is 6, after all), so during George’s nap, we watched bad TV after a failed attempt to get her to watch Lilo & Stitch. Learn from my mistakes, Lego Friends has neither the coolness of Lego or the humor of Friends. It’s more like My Little Pony in human form.
After George’s nap, we did something very exciting – got stickers and mints at the bank, and while we were there, opened the kids’ first bank accounts. I’m thankful to JP Moms for the recommendation to go to the Bank of Canton (what? exactly) in Brookline, where they still give kids a passbook and a free piggy bank.
I’m the proud parent of a decinnaire and a vigintinnaire (look it up!) now. Don’t even try to rob them – all their funds are tied up in passbooks.
If you can think of any must-dos before the end of the summer, now’s the time to share them. We have a week and a half to cram in everything we can. Might even have special guest star, Dada, for a few days next week.