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Saturday
Oct202018

Batgirl Pajamas? BATMAN PAJAMAS.

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Friday
Oct192018

Almost Three Weeks Later, The Box is Still a Thing

Thursday
Oct182018

Open Books are Fun to Read

I think one of the more disappointing things about kids growing up is that they stop being open books. It's a gradual process, of course, but they go from being TOTALLY (EXCESSIVELY) open with their every emotion to being good little liars who can pretend to be fine when they're not. There's a sweet spot in the middle there somewhere. I vaguely remember it, so I know it's somewhere between ages 4 and 12.

To be fair, Alexis is still REALLY bad at lying or hiding her emotions, but it takes a little skill to see through things sometimes. Mila, though. HOOBOY. That kid couldn't keep what she's thinking under wraps if her life depended on it.

Exhibit A: She can't sneak anything. Earlier this week Alexis had a pack of Tic-Tacs. Mila dropped one in the back of the car and couldn't find it. A few days later, she found it as she was climbing into the car and she sneakily grabbed it and balled her hand into a fist to hide it. I saw the fist, knew she was hiding something, and looked the kid in the eye. I didn't say a word. Mila, the smooth operator that she is, saw me look at her, FREAKED OUT, balled her fist up tighter and yelled, "I DON'T HAVE ANYTHING!"

Sure, kid.

Exhibit B:

That's Mila's "I'm really mad that it's cold outside" face. She has slapped the world with attitude the past few days because temperatures in the 40s REALLY make her mad. There are coats or gloves or anything that make it acceptable. She'll be better once there is actual snow on the ground (because snow is fun), but for now she's PISSED. So pissed.

And it's SO fun. For me.

I've been making it more fun because I'm terrible. If Mila asks me if it's cold outside, I tell her "no" and then wait for her reaction when we go outside. It is so fun every time! And it doesn't matter if she learned I was wrong an hour earlier. She falls for the same trick multiple times each day.

It's the best.