- The world's cutest and teeny-tiniest ever little girl marched up to me in the hallway at school today, her blond ponytail bouncing, and said, "I wanna have a playdate with Sofie!" How freaking adorable is that. Her mom, who showed up a few minutes later, said she had been talking about Sofie all weekend. So I guess that "making friends" thing is going pretty well. And hey, props to the little munchkin for a) recognizing me when Sofie was down the hall in class and b) not being afraid to speak her mind. Cutie patootey.
- Sofie was thrilled to discover that you sometimes you get to eat hamburgers in the car. In. The. CAR! I kid you not. We were rushing from preschool pickup to meet some friends for Santa pics on the other side of town, so I picked up a mini burger for her on my way to school and she looked like it was already Christmas morning when she found out she got to eat it in her carseat. Really Mom? And then she snarfed it and passed out in a blissful food half-coma for the next twenty minutes.
- Making things even more wonderful, we were early to the Santa meetup, so we were wandering around and discovered something straight out of Sofie's most dearly-held fantasies -- an actual, full-size bus, completely full of CATS. Live cats. It was a special Humane Society vehicle with little cat compartments with windows all over one wall showing a bunch of kitties they were hoping would be adopted.
Now first off, Sofie has suspected for months now that there are all sorts of transportation devices (cars, planes, locomotives) that are driven by and entirely populated by cats, and I could just see her little mind whirring as this was confirmed. I knew it! And they told me cats can't drive!
And second, props to the Humane Society, because how smart is that, to park the Great Kitteh Bus right next to where all the little kids are going to be waiting in line with their parents to see Santa? I bet they'll be hearing a lot of "Please mom? Pleeeeeeeeeeze?" over the next few weeks. More power to them.
Luckily S. didn't quite realize that she could potentially have begged to take one of them home, so we escaped with just a visit.
- She and her buddy Molly did an awesome job with Santa this year - for the first time, they weren't afraid or even really cowed. Sofie went right up, plopped herself down on his lap, and shared that she wants a cat and some candy. She even smiled! I was so proud. See pic below...
- To the crazy man who honked and then idled at the next red light and stared at me after I moved my car three inches over towards your lane to avoid hitting someone waiting for a light in the other direction and taking up about a foot of my lane -- go suck it. There, I said it. I was nowhere near you, I wasn't swerving wildly, and the stink eye was really unnecessary. Jerk.
- And yes, I was looking at my phone at the red light, and I could just see your little brain whirring and saying "Ah, so you swerved because you were texting!" Uh, no. I put it down when I'm driving. So what if I check mail at red lights? Doesn't everyone?
- Ok, perhaps not.
- Results of the big Black Friday weekend sale at Bellflower Textiles? Not bad! I sold 23 items between Friday and Monday night. Woo hoo! Still lots and lots in stock and shipping deadlines are still a couple weeks away, so if you're Christmas shopping, cmon over and have a look!
Ok, so here's the Santa pic. Is she not adorable?