A conversation I just had with my kids:
Alex: Mom, what's that?
Me: It's a [crochet project of the moment]. When it's finished, it's going to be a Christmas present for [redacted].
Alex: But it's not even Christmas yet!
Me: No, but I'm making crochet presents for several people this year, and making things takes time. I'm starting early to make sure I can get them all done in time.
Penny: That's weird.
Me: Planning ahead is weird?
Penny: Pretty much, yeah.
Sunday, October 13, 2013
It's a chilly, rainy day, the latest in pretty near on a week of chilly, rainy days. The sort of day that people who dislike autumn point to, to illustrate their point.
Nasty weather or not, the kids were in need of some new clothes and other essentials, so we all went out to the store.
When we came back, I divided up the purchases and asked each of them to take their new clothes up to their room and put them away.
When Penny came back downstairs, she was wearing her fuzzy blue bathrobe, her fuzzy purple PJ bottoms (with cupcakes on them!), and her fuzzy, fleece-lined, cheetah-print slippers. She promptly curled up into a chair and started playing on her phone.
Damned if that doesn't look like just about the best way ever to spend a rainy autumn afternoon. I may join her.