Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Bringing you up to speed...

It's been brought to my attention that I've devoted way too much blog time lately to my wire-wrangling, and not nearly enough to the amusing antics of my little brood.  Not that they've been up to much, really...just the usual assortment of madness, mayhem, and mirth.  The Huz has taken off for greener pastures---temporarily, at least---and les petits and I are forging our own collective way for the next 60 hours or so.  Wish us well.

Chevi has had a haircut of epic proportions.  It was a spur of the moment decision, and one that's smoothed out our morning routine immeasurably.  She can actually brush her own hair now, and without crying!

We're working on the finer points of etiquette with Madam Shani.  At almost-three, she's sufficiently articulate to tell her big sister to "SHUT UP!"   When reminded that we don't say shut up, she calmly addressed me.  "Mommy, please tell Chevi to shut her mouth."

Purim plans are underway, and the boys are trying on all of the existing costumes in order to drive me stark, raving mad  find just the right combination of knight, cowboy, clown and Jedi gear.

We're slogging around in the slushy dregs of our blizzard, as the temps have been in the 40's for the past few days.  The sun is shining, the snow is melting, and my golly, it's muddy out there...

On a more terrifying note, I have a blowtorch. 


  1. Do you brush hair with a blow torch?

    How'd you get that photo so eloooonnnggated?

    Those two girls are beautiful ... 'shut up' is used a bit around this neck of the woods, too. As is 'moron'. The love is tangible.

  2. There are days, MMM-C, when a blowtorch would be just the thing for hair-brushing around here.

  3. It sounds wonderful and chaotic and ccccooolllddd!!
    I hope you survive the 60 hours and Purim costumes.

  4. I find it very unfair that you are allowed to own a blowtorch. I would like one too but I think the other half would say a big fat no. Do you need it to melt the snow?

  5. Sarah-if I had mentioned it to the other half...big fat no. In my defense, it's only a teeny one.

    Kate-bear in mind that this is an absolute heatwave! We've had temperatures in the single digits for the past couple of months, and now my kids are running around in their shirtsleeves!

  6. Chevi looks gorgeous! I'm catching up, so hopefully it will mention in the next few posts I read what your planning with the blowtorch. xx


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