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My Quiet Lil’ Mousy

Hummus continues to choose not to speak.  Miss Sherrilyn says he may have a bit of Satan in him and she has offered to hold a special ceremony to compel Satan to leave his body, but it takes all weekend and I would be required to attend quite a lot of it.  I don’t think we are there yet.

He did grunt quite excitedly when he saw Renata this morning.  She came over to pick me and Karen up to do a lil’ retail therapy and he seemed happy to see her.  I didn’t even remember that they had met, but apparently Renata used to work in the child care room at the gym and she remembered Hummus too.

2:28:16 renata

Maybe she can get him to lose the stupid Santa outfit.  He won’t wear anything else.

Renata said she would love to babysit my children for me sometime.  She just loves kids and I could certainly use a lil’ break from all my mommying from time to time.  I am just not sure I want them left with her stupid fiance, though.  He might lose them or something.

Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve is truly one of my favorite days of the year.  It is so filled with goodwill towards everyone and excitement for the kiddos.

Merlin was up bright and early, jabbering on about Santa this and reindeer that.  Ugh.  I sent him outside to count the lights on the Sullivan’s house.

"When will Santa come, Mommy?"  Ugh.  I would just tell him that Santa is dead, but I would hate for him to let Starling know and ruin her beautiful Christmas joy

“When will Santa come, Mommy?” Ugh. I would just tell him that Santa is dead, but I would hate for him to let Starling know and ruin her beautiful Christmas joy

Röbert is my other Christmas elf.  I hope he has been spending some time shopping.  I haven’t found any gifts yet, but little packages are hard to find.  It must be jewelry!

He was helping me a tiny bit by doing all the cooking and baking for tomorrow. Also cleaning the house.

He was helping me a tiny bit by doing all the cooking and baking for tomorrow. Also cleaning the house.

I ran out mid afternoon to drop off a teacher gift (or two) for Merlin’s gifted teacher.  He seemed surprised to see me at his parents house, but they weren’t THAT hard to find!  He didn’t seem to have a girlfriend there.  I hope he has one though, he is such a nice man.

Merry Christmas Ty!  Thaks for being such a great teacher for Merlin!

Merry Christmas Ty! Thaks for being such a great teacher for Merlin!

Tomorrow I will be so busy opening my gifts and then instagramming them to make that bitch, Missy jealous that I am not sure that i will have time to blog.  So I will sign off here, wishing you a very merry Christmas!

Happy Holidays!  Did anyone happen to see Röbert shopping anywhere?  Tweet me @LahLeeSmith!  Especially if he was at an upscale jewelry store.

Happy Holidays! Did anyone happen to see Röbert shopping anywhere? Tweet me @LahLeeSmith! Especially if he was at an upscale jewelry store.

Visiting Santa

Röbert was out of town on business again, so I decided it was up to me, as per usual, to get the kids to the mall and get their annual visit with Santa over with.  It is hard being a single mom so much of the time.

Before we went I took Merlin over to a playdate with the twins.  We had planned it earlier in the week and I thought he would rather do that than a family activity like visiting Santa and then picking a toy out on our way home.  I guess I was mistaken, because he seemed pretty upset when he found out.  Oh well, lesson learned.

I decided to surprise the other two, so they wouldn’t spill the beans to Merlin!  Funnnnn!

Super Singleton to the rescue.

Super Singleton to the rescue.

We got to the mall and there was an incredible line.  I almost decided to go home and come back another time, but Starling was so disappointed and started crying very loudly.  I hate when she is upset!  Valerie from book group was at the front of the line with her three creepy little boys, so I pretended I was talking to her and just merged myself into the front of the line.  The lady behind me kept muttering things but I have learned that you have to ignore disagreeable people.

Hummus and Starling were very well behaved and charming when they met Santa.  I stayed to see the lady behind us put her toddler on Santa’s lap and I laughed out loud when he cried.  She gave me a nasty look.  Oh well, some people just don’t know how to enjoy this most spiritual of seasons.  Haters gonna hate, right?

Starling had an extremely long list for Santa.

Starling had an extremely long list for Santa.

After we picked up Merlin he started crying, but not loudly like Starling did, so it was easier to ignore.  I feel a cold coming on for all of them so I added a little Benadryl to their applesauce tonight and sent them off to bed early.  A couple of gals from Pilates are coming over to drink wine and have a serious discussion about the Serial podcast in a minute, so I have to fly.