Last week, due to the mild case of chicken pox that Savannah came down with, we were cooped up inside the house. All week, every. single. day.
And because my hubby was gone the majority of last week as well, I was her sole entertainment.
I dearly, dearly love her, but can I just admit that I was ready to throw Chutes and Ladders in the trash?
Now Candyland, I can take. Candyland doesn't take forever. You can romp your little plastic figure across the red and purple and yellow squares in no time. There are, like, maybe 5 cards that you can draw that will send you backwards.
But not so with Chutes and Ladders. I can't tell you how tempted I was to cheat...."A 6? That will send me down the very longest slide and back into the oblivion of the bottom half of the board? I didn't spin a 6....surely it was a 5...."
I didn't do it. I just thought about it really hard. But y'all, that truly is the game that never ends.
So Daddy came home on Thursday night, and her spots had all but disappeared by then, so all was right in my world.
The next day Ricardo was moving some cardboard boxes out of our walk-in closet where we had been storing some things. I will spare you the details, but to sum it up in one word....dun dun dun...
I have never been so grossed out in my life. Ricardo, on the other hand, felt the need to turn this catastrophe into something fun, so he took a box crawling with the despicable things out to the yard, and watched some ants pounce on them. That really seemed to brighten up the situation for him.
Boys. I guess they'll always be boys.
The 4th was wonderful, relaxing, full of grilled foods and fireworks. Just the way it should be.
This second set of pictures is going back a few weeks, when Savannah was still in swimming lessons. On the day of her last lesson, we came outside, and a young girl, maybe 18, came up to us and told me that she had backed into my truck with her very long Community Center van.
The damage looked pretty minimal to me, but Ricardo took it for an estimate this week. The most expensive estimate was $1800 and the cheapest was $1200.
I was blown away...$1200? Really??? Unbelieveable. Fortunately it will all be taken care of, and I even get a rental while it's getting fixed. So it could be fun after all.
And I can guarantee you that Savananh will just LOVE the rental car and be "so, so sad, Mama" when we have to return it.
My little drama queen.