Thursday, February 14, 2008

V-Day At Chateau McDougal

It turns out that St. Valentine's Day is a very big events for kids in these modern times of ours.

Meg tiptoed into our room at 2AM (ie: TWO IN THE MORNING!) to wish her Mommy, "Happy Valentines!" Then she rolled over and her out-stretched arm punched me in the mouth. When I protested she hit me with a sugary, "Sowwwy Daddeee." And my heart promptly melted.

Sometime thereafter, Liam joined us. He's like a ninja, now. Can creep under our covers without anyone noticing, until he digs his boney knees into your ribs. But that's a tale for another day.

This morning, the kids were bright-eyed and bushy-tailed at 5:15AM. They hopped out of bed seconds after Cindy did and followed her down the hall, asking "Did we get anythng special today?" At which point Cindy grunted in her early-morning-CroMag-way and gesticulated toward the kitchen table. (Click the picture for a larger image.)

Liam named his stuffed animal "Lil' Bear." Meg named the pink unicorn "Olivia." Of course there were cards and candy for everyone. But the plushies were the star of the show.

The kids proceed to play for hours, while I proceeded to sleep.

Meg's going to take Olivia to school for "Show & Share" tomorrow.

Liam fell asleep with Lil Bear across his chest tonight.

Life is good at Chateau McDougal!

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