Tuesday, November 3, 2009

A Kinder, Gentler Halloween

Bank situation solved: 2 empty Polaner All Fruit jelly jars (it doesn't have high fructose corn syrup in it...can you send sypathetic thoughts to hubs? sometimes I think I drive him crazy when the grocery list has more do-not-buy notes on it than actual items I'd like to purchase for us to eat) washed out, de-labeled, slots punched in the lids. I decided I wanted the girls to see the money in their banks and thereby perhaps be motivated to save it. Homemade banks working for now!

Actual conversation between...um...our "friends" this weekend. Yes, our friends related this story to us. This in no way, shape or form happened in our car...you believe me, right??

Person #1: You do realize you put a plastic bag on a 7-year-old's head?

Person #2: You do realize you left a 7-year-old with a plastic bag on her head in the car while you picked up the hot-n-ready pizza and Crazy Bread at Little Caesar's?

Person #1: ...shutup...no more pizza for you

So what had happened was...S was Snow White and we used some of the Halloween hair color in a can to make her red/orange hair black. And, while this hair color seems semi-permanent on skin and bathtubs, it sits on hair like a fine powder threatening to "poof" off at the slightest provocation.

So in order to keep it under control on the car ride home from the fall festival at church one of the adults in her life may or may not have given her a Bi-Lo grocery bag to put over her hair.

And the other adult may or may not have left her and her 5-year-old sister (a red and yellow sunflower) in the car while picking up dinner at Little Caesar's. I have it on good authority that they were alone all of 10 minutes...and that they are both alive and well today...

Please don't call whoever gets called about kids alone in cars with plastic bags over their heads...my "friends" would be so bummed.


Donnamo said...

Fianlly we get another post about what is happening in Kimberwaltville.

The plastic bag over the hair sounds like a good solution to me...but then I am known as permissive nana....and I think Gabby means it derisively.

Gabby said...

I really enjoying your unplanned parenthood.

Fall Festivals at church, ruined car seats, PIZZA...

If you let them drink Sprite with it then you really are parents.

Please tell me they got to keep the candy.
Good idea for the banks! You are on the home stretch now!

Heather said...

You make me laugh more than any other person on earth.

Jen said...

thanks so much for stopping by the ol' blog! i appreciate your comment.

and while kids with plastic bags on their heads are not generally funny...that story is HILARIOUS! baaaahahahha!

can't wait to dig around on here!

Gabby said...

Where oh where has my bloggy friend gone?

Oh where, oh where could she be?

Did she disappear with two children in tow,

or is she just cooking Thanksgiving for twenty??

Bon said...

Hi Kimberly!

I really enjoyed this post!! :)

Thank you for your words of encouragement on my blog... as you can see by my lack of posts, I am not so much tackling the challenge head on, as crawling slowly towards it... :P

Hopefully I can conquer all my kitchen-fears by the end of the year! :)

Thanks again!

Gabby said...

So good to hear from you, thank you for the great advice on breakfast, that is one of the few meals I may get to have, let me know sometime how all the "stuff"s going! We miss your bloggy friendship, but I know you must be busy!
Good luck with shoe hunt, I am getting NOWHERE fast!

adozeneggs said...

Haven't heard from you in a while! Hope all is well with the kiddos. Did you give up on your blog, or are you just too busy chasing 2 little girls around??