Friday, July 1, 2016

Finding Uncranky Texans...

Y’all know I have to say this:

IT IS JULY.

For those of us in Texas? It means we will start being very, very, VERY cranky for the next two to three months. If you’ve never experienced Summer in Texas? Hmmm…I’m not sure what I can even say to this…except Fall in Texas is LOVERLY.

This week has flown by for me.

On Monday morn, I went East to TLC’s Casa for two nights. Tuesday morning, TLC and Little Leighton (aka LL aka Biscuit) had a “date” with friends to meet at a movie theater. To view Finding Dory!

This was going to be Biscuit’s second movie in her almost four years on this Earth. (Her first was a date to see Zootopia with TLC and LL's Daddy. We’re still not sure if she liked it, but Grammy Nanny ELC purchased a copy for her home viewing. She seemed semi-thrilled!)

Biscuit was up TOOOOOOOO early that morning. She was excited to see her friends! And Dory. After we all ate breakfast, we got dressed and ready for the day. I got LL’s gluten-free snacks ready for TLC’s purse: popcorn and Skittles.

I then insisted we take some pre-movie pictures:



Off LL and Mom went on their Mom's and Biscuit's Theatre Adventure. At 9:40 a.m. Movie was to begin at 10:15. Ish. Baby Elle and Grammy Nanny had a nice time. (Since she mostly slept!) It’s always different when LL isn’t around. Quieter. A teensy bit more peaceful. Less...frantic. (LL LOVES her new baby sister—so very little of her behavior around Baby Elle is subdued.)

Around noon, I got a text from TLC: This has not been fun. And the movie is still on.

Uh. Oh. UH. OH.

TLC then called me when they left the theater. Her rundown (repeated with a slight edge to her voice):

One of LL's two friends coming had to cancel at the very last minute. Her older sister had gotten sick. Biscuit was disappointed, but still excited about meeting her other friend. She hadn't seen her since pre-school ended for the year. The two Moms and Daughters got to the theater at about the same time. Found some seats. LL started in on her “snacks.” TLC tried to warn her she wouldn’t have any left for the movie—if she ate all of them before it even started. Which is exactly, of course, what happened.

Once the 500 previews were over and Finding Dory FINALLY began, LL asked TLC: “Do I have anything else to eat?” She received the bad news from TLC with sadness. She then told her Mom—at least six times—she missed Grammy Nanny. At first TLC was a teensy bit hurt. Then she apparently got downright annoyed. (The Truth? IMHO? Biscuit hasn’t figured out where to put her “jealous” feelings now that Baby Elle gets lots and lots of attention. She was thinking about me being at her house—by myself—with Baby Elle. I believe it’s too much for this nearly-4-year-old. Sniffy. Sniff. Hopefully, for all of our sakes, these feelings will soon pass.)

TLC had to take LL to the Ladies’ Powder Room twice. During the movie. The second time? They missed the end of Finding Dory.

LL didn’t seem to mind. So there you go.

While we ate our lunch, Biscuit told me she really liked the movie—except it was just a “little long.” She did confirm that Dory was found. TLC and I aren't sure how she knows this.

TLC had a doctor's follow-up Wednesday morn. It didn't last long, so I insisted she treat herself to a pedi before she got back home for lunch. Time to herself. Unfortunately, I did have to text her and beg her to get home ASAP, no dawdling, as Baby Elle thought she was starving and I knew TLC didn't want me to give her another bottle. Biscuit and I did a couple of "crafts" before I had to head West. I loved every second of my visit.

I arrived home Wednesday evening around 6:00 p.m. (Sad to leave My Three Gals. I ALWAYS am.) I never stopped yesterday and have only now sat down from errands done with My Sweet Hubby in Weatherford and home chores today.

I need a vacation. Somewhere cool. Like Wyoming.

Happy Fourth of July to our American Friends! Have some hotdogs, lemonade, apple pie and ice cream! Be safe while driving. (And please, please, PLEASE, do NOT drink and/or text and drive. PLEASE.)

Smooches and Big Hugs, Sillies Everywhere...