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My THIRD announcement is, the infidels have taken over my home. That enigmatic one who is on the verge of jumping out into the big world of adulthood soon wanted to go join in that evil day called black Friday that I avoid. Passionately. I hate it. I think it should be canceled. I think we should sleep in till late and then bond all weekend. But, she, being the capitalist consumer that she is, thought she could get a really, really good deal on another abomination. One of those things that attaches to your boob tube and gets people playing games until they are totally oblivious of who they are and where they're at and who their mom is and that she is calling them to dinner, and also severs all ties to siblings whom they will squash like a bug if they try to take over the game. But at least they will move their bodies while using it. Can you guess what that thing that she wanted was? (I'll give you another hint. It rhymes with Pii.) So, I figured that the easiest way to brush her off was to let her try. I did a rash and foolish thing, I gave her some plastic with strict rules to follow or she would never make it to the age of 18. And I let her try. Because, I figured there was no way she was going to get it. She wasn't even planning to wait in line for hours ahead of time. And do you know what? for Pete's sake, she even slept in and got there late. And they were all gone. Then as she rounded the corner from where the empty shelf was, hanging her head in despair, a heavenly chorus sang and a light shone down on one last misplaced item. And she bought it. I'm in shock. And my whole Christmas and Christmas budget is turned upside down. I'm going to love every last minute I have with my children before they finally fall into that bottomless pit of gaming. And I'm making up great ground rules so they will still look me in the eye on occasion. :)
In a nutshell, so far we are having a great weekend. I am so happy we are having a great holiday with family events and gatherings coming up, and this time they're not funerals :)!!! Hope you are having a safe and happy holiday, too!! And now, back to cleaning offices and bedrooms (sort of) while watching videos with the family.