Have you ever sat down and thought about the silly, trivial things that can just make your whole day? For example, the other night after Cody and I went to see some friends and have cake for Marty's Birthday, we had to stop at the store to pick up a few things (turns out spending our life's savings at Costco didn't quite cover everything we needed). Cole was sleeping, so Cody and Cache braved the produce and I waited in the car. Cody comes out with the groceries, we come home and put the kids the bed and I got in the shower. When I come out, there are a dozen roses on the bed. How the stealthy gentlemen was able to get the roses into the car, the house and our room without me seeing is totally beyond me. The man is a magician. Magician I tell you! I mean, no reason roses...is anything better?
Cache loves chapstick - he loves to carry it around, open and close the lid, put on multiple coats, he just loves the stuff. Currently his flavors of choice are cherry and mint. Like most curious kids, he loves to twist the stick so it's almost completely out of the tube...then he tries to put on the lid. This, of course, creates cherry and mint build up in the lid top. We're all familiar with this, yes? The other day Cache asked me to help him put the lid on his mint chapstick and I noticed the mass amount stuck in the lid. *sigh* So I pull out a few q-tips (1001 uses and counting!) and clean out the smushed chappy. Yesterday Cache walks proudly down the stairs and says, "I cleaned out my chapstick!" and he's holding the cherry tube. All I can think is, "Oh great...I don't even want to know where I'm going to find little chunks of that cherry stuff". I mean, who knows what he used! His bedsheet, a toy, his socks, I have no clue. I sort of forgot about it and when I went to empty the garbage in my bathroom, I found this...
...a bunch of q-tips with cherry chapstick on the top sitting in the garbage. How cute is that?!!? I know, I actually have a picture of garbage on my blog, but I could not resist - I nearly died. He went upstairs, remembered that I had used q-tips to clean out his other lip lid and did the same thing he saw me do! Granted, he used like 40 of them. No lie, I nearly burst into tears, such a cutie. I came downstairs and showered him with praise, for which he was most grateful.
And finally, talking to my sister today - always a joy. Especially when we begin quoting 'Clueless' and are laughing so hard that we are silent for many seconds. I love her. Have I mentioned that my mom and I are spending next weekend with Andrea in Vegas for her Birthday? That definitely makes my day!