My youngest daughter and I were cruising the aisles at Michael's (a.k.a. our second home, besides Home Depot and Lowe's, especially at this time of the year) and it didn't take long for me to remember why I try NOT to make it a habit of going into Michael's...with Hope...too much.
Her head starts to shake, then both of her arms begin to twitch and, I swear, you could almost hear the electrical wiring in her body crackle, as she starts to make a mental note of all the things we'll need, for all the projects that we could do.
Then something breaks in her brain, as it becomes all too much and she starts tossing random stuff into the cart.
"LET'S JUST MAKE ALL THE THINGS!!!!"
Pretty much like the rest of the free world, Hope is obsesssed with Rainbow Looms and she's been bugging me to get one.
Aaaaaaand, just like we are the ONLY family who has NOT gone to Disney, did you know that we are the ONLY family who does NOT have a Rainbow Loom?!?
"Well, then I think it's a perfect addition to your Christmas list."
Yeah, that went over just as well as you can probably imagine, however, I am also striving to become the meanest mom on the planet and probably have a HUGE head start on most folks, already.
"Can I at least have a bag of rubber bands, PLEASE?!?!?!?!?"
Fiiiiiiiiine, because saying "I SAID NO!!!" to a bag of rubber bands is not the kinda mean I'm striving for, don't judge.
"But don't you need a Rainbow loom?"
Translated in my youngest daughter's head as: I triple-dog dare you to PROVE ME WRONG!!!
"I don't NEED no stinkin' rainbow loom!"
Aaaaaaand, she did prove me wrong (I know, act surprised anyway 'kay?!?) and NO she does NOT get her nimbleness from me. Check it out:
Perhaps I should remind Hope that we are also the ONLY family who STILL watches a box television set; can't wait to see what the kid does with that, right?!?