Sunday, September 16, 2012

trying to write

As I sit down to type, a little voice calls to me, "drink...peeeeeaaassse."  I get up and pour a glass of milk.  I sit back down again and another little tap on my shoulder "can I have milk too?"  I am off to the kitchen to pour more milk.  I sit down one more time and the child who was playing quietly in her room, comes walking to me with a full gallon of milk in one hand and a cup in the other.  I find myself back in the kitchen and as I look around, all I hear is silence.  No sooner do I sit back down at the laptop..."POP"...the vinyl Spiderman blowup my son bought yesterday is handed to me, limp and defeated.  My son is at my side saying, "Can we tape it...NOW?"  Now, I need to find the duct tape.  On my way to the cabinet, I find my favorite three year old standing in a puddle of milk in the middle of my living room.  I clean up the mess, totally forgetting about Spiderman, and I sit back at the computer.  I hear, "Did you find the tape yet?"

Can you see how successful I have been so far today?

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Free haircuts

In August, JC Penney offered free haircuts to all children in grades Kindergarten through 6th grade.  I took advantage of this, being that I have four kids who meet this criteria, and scheduled my appointments.  I had never visited the salon at JC Penney with my children and I was pleasantly surprised with how good they were with my kids and the other cuties getting their back to school haircuts as well.  The stylist was even nice enough to trim Josie's bangs for me at no charge.

Today, I found out JC Penney is making their free haircuts for kids program permanent every Sunday starting November 4, 2012.  The only requirement is that you make an appointment in advance.

Thank you, JC Penney, for helping me to stretch my budget a little further.