I was really busy today. I made breakfast, lunches and ponytails. I took kids to school and finished this weeks’ newspaper column. I met with my friend and YoungLives (teen mom mentoring program) coordinator for a quick brainstorming session.
I interviewed a friend from church who has an amazing ministry that is going to be featured in an upcoming issue of MetroChristian Living. I ran to the grocery store. I picked Sadie up from preschool and came home and almost forgot to put up groceries.
I put up the groceries and started thinking about an essay in Book 2 that had been niggling (<-that is a REAL word) the back of my brain. I sat down to write for just a few minutes and Sadie came running by in socks, underwear and a hairbow.
Me: Why are you nekkid?
Sadie: I’m not.
I worked on the essay until I glanced at the clock and it was already 2:30. Which in mommy time is like POUNDSIGN: OMGgrabYourBabyAndYourKeysAndHaulButt. (My brother-in-law has started speaking in internet lingo and says, “Pound Sign” like you would use a twitter hashtag but in actual conversation and It. Is. Funny. Try it, you will likey.)
I thought maybe Sadie would fall asleep in the car but no. Nope. Negatory. She was awake. She is, in fact, still awake right now.
While I was cooking dinner and helping The Bigs with homework, Sadie picked out her Halloween costume: Gene Simmons.
THEN she started getting all agro (v. to be angry and hostile for no reason) and ripped down the shower curtain in The Bigs bathroom and I started to worry about possible anabolic steroid usage.
She was talking about wrestling and joining the WWF and kicking around stage names…
“Mommy’s Worst Nightmare”
“No Nap No Mercy”
(Sidebar: I find it hilarious that she is wearing her sister’s romper bassackwards and is totally zipping out.)
Dinnertime wasn’t looking promising but I was ready to discount her behavior as exhaustion until I saw this…
She is painting her fingernails with a marker.
Sadie has gone Goth.
We are one step away from white pancake makeup and her asking if she can get her teeth filed into vampire fangs.