Happy April Fool’s Friday

I really don’t like April Fool’s Day so no jokes for you from me.  Instead, I’ll tell you about the fun that was had at our house last night in the form of a sleepover.  My friend, B, had made arrangements with her mother to keep her kids one night during Spring Break..  B’s mom forgot to check her calendar, however.  It turns out that she had already committed to going to a birthday party on the night she promised to take her grandchildren.  B’s kids were supposed to go to grandma’s house last night. All day yesterday they were moping around the house disappointed that grandma had reneged.  B called me in a fit of frustration because her kids were upset and because she was looking forward to a date night with her husband.  I’d have been in a tizzy too if i were B.  Since I didn’t have anything going on and J was out of town (again) I suggested a sleepover at our house.  Both sets of kids were thrilled with the new plans!

Yesterday’s weather was atrocious.  Bands of a raging spring storm swept across us all day.  I received countless tornado warning alerts in my inbox.  It was a good night to stay inside.  The kids and I filled our evening playing with homemade play dough, making cute carrot planters for dessert, eating breakfast for dinner, having a dance party, coloring in coloring books, doing acrobatics over the back of the couch and watching Tangled in 3D.

I invited T-bone and cousin B over to join us for the movie since Big Red has them on Thursday nights.  They came over in high spirits and enjoyed spending some time with their friends.

The only hiccup of the entire evening occurred toward the end of the movie.  Moose, B’s daughter, was frightened of the villain.  I tried my best to reassure her that the movie was not real and that she was save.  But Moose wanted comfort from her mommy so when the DVD was over I immediately called B to come over.  Moose was grateful to see her mom and collapsed into a tired wail.  Poor girl!  B took her home to the safety of her own warm bed.  I felt bad that Moose got so frightened.  I’m hoping that she’ll be able to hang with us the whole night next time I have them over.  But I promise not to show a movie with scary parts!  Thankfully, Moose’s brother was able to hang with us all night 🙂

Happily, the bad weather has passed and we’re heading up to the zoo for some more fun!  Have a wonderful Friday, folks!