Thursday, November 12, 2009

Surprise!

I always call my husband on my way home from work just to check on the girls and their daily happenings.  There is usually nothing of significance to report…Alivia didn’t eat all her lunch, they’re not allowed to play “cops and robbers” on the playground anymore, Lainey’s daycare boyfriend broke up with her, etc… 

Today, however, was different.  Just as I was getting off the phone with Shawn he says, “Oh, Alivia has a surprise she brought home with her.”  Surprise?  Oh boy, I can hardly wait!

Now, before I show you the surprise, keep in mind that my dear sweet 6 year old daughter rode the bus today.  This means she got on the bus at her school, rode to another elementary school, switched buses, and then rode to daycare.  All the while, carrying her “surprise.”

Are you ready?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BOO!

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Ok, I’m not exaggerating, this thing is as tall as she is!  Just the thought of her carrying this on and off the bus cracks me the hell up!  I can just imagine the proud look she must have had on her face. 

Frankenstein was a little beat up when Shawn picked him (and my daughter’s) up from daycare, but nothing a little heavy duty packing tape couldn’t fix.  The only casualty is his right hand, I’m thinking I will have Shawn call the bus garage tomorrow to see if they can’t track it down!

I told Alivia that she could hang it up in her room for a little while.  Shawn didn’t fix Frankenstein up until after the girls went to bed, and now he thinks we should go hang it in their room to “surprise” them in the morning!  Of course he would suggest that, since he will be long gone in the morning when I wake up to two screaming girls, and probably two wet beds!

9 comments:

Stephanie said...

Ha! This is such a cute story! It actually reminds me that we had an ET poster when Elizabeth and I shared a room. Mom had to hang it INSIDE the closet door because it would scare me to death. They had to shut the door for me to sleep. Please don't scare them :)

Samantha said...

I love it!! HAHA!! This is too funny!

d.a.r. said...

Hilarious!!!!

Oh and thanks for the advice about decorating. I have a few ideas, but the rest of it will be blank for a while. I'd rather throw my money at furniture...I think it may be more important to have something to sit on than something pretty to look at :) I definitely understand the "thought I'd like it, but now...eh" thing. That has totally happened in my current living room!

Jenny.Lee said...

haha, that is some serious awesomeness you've got there! lol

A Joyful Chaos said...

I can imagine how pleased she was!

Christa said...

That is too funny!

Llama said...

ahhhh!!! that is too cute of her! loveit!

Jen said...

Damn, that's funny!!

So are you going to take a trip to VS this weekend?

Laura and Ryan said...

OMG what a cute story! I love it! Is he bigger than she is??