10.31.2011

Halloween

Our family is still not quite right. I thought things were better after the long weekend, but by Wednesday, the kids were acting up again. Plus, everyone seemed to have perma-cold. I finally realized that I had to move everyone in the family to a 7am-7pm schedule. For some reason I was resisting, but there appears to be no other way. That means eating lunch, snacks, dinner, napping, everything an hour early, which feels way too early, but has to be done.

Yesterday was the first day we were able to do it, and the kids all slept about 13 hrs. Ahhhh! According to my calculations we'll all be completely adjusted just in time for the time change.

In other news we now have enough wheat, oats, flour, beans, sugar, etc. to feed 7 adults for one year. Let the apocalypse begin?

Ruby finally decided to be Pres. Uchtdorf, which was really easy for me. We already have lots of suits and ties.

Herbie is Neil Armstrong, but he doesn't like to tell people he's Neil Armstrong (even though he's the one who came up with it). He won't say astronaut either. He likes to tell people "space man." I don't know if he's dumbing it down or trying to make it cooler or what.

Moses is Incredible Hulk. He threw a couple of angry tantrums at the party we went to Wednesday night, which seemed completely in character.

Linus is Shirley Temple. He sure was a hit with some people, while others wondered if he'd have gender issues. If he remembers anything from this Halloween, I'll be very, very surprised.

Penelope is a lobster, strapped to me, a fisherman, and Woo broke out the ol' Roller-Derby Woo.

Woo seems to have done what I did a few weeks ago. A cold combined with sleeping on large, upright pillows seems to lead to a strained neck. He seems to be in a lot more pain than I was. He's spent a large portion of the day lying flat on his back, staring at the ceiling. He can't even sit up or get out of bed without my help. I usually end up laughing whenever I'm helping him because I feel like I'm married to the man in black from the Princess Bride.

Anyway, that's about it for the week.