Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Yuck nite was a success. Mystery Girl was initiated into the youth group at church tonight and she got creamed and smeared and yucked all over. At the end of the evening, the fire department came out and sprayed everyone off with a fire hose. The kids just loved it. Calico Kid really wanted to participate but he was real good about letting his sister have a good time without complaining. He knows that his turn is coming in a couple of years. It is a sort of rite of passage, so to speak, between big kid and tweeny bopper. While his sister was busy, we stole away for a little bit and went to Starbucks. Mystery Girl was really nervous and I knew that she would hang around me instead of getting to know the other kids if I stayed, so we left and came back after things got started. She had a really good time, even tho it took about 2 hours after we got home for her to start remembering that it was fun. She is very negative about everything, so I kinda gotta wait for the negative to wear off, then she remembers all the fun stuff and starts talking about it. I hope this is the start of something good for her. She definitely needs to make some friends her own age and have older kids to look up to. Other than that, not much is happening. I'm trying to get the house cleaned up and out some more before my dad comes. I hate to be embarrassed by the condition of the house. We have some really old appliances and a horrid sink that I keep having to bleach out. Dr. O trimmed the bushes today so they will look nice and I'm still canning stuff from the garden. Our neighbor brought us a whole bunch of green beans that I have to work on and she said that she will bring some more this week.