Ashley’s friend from school came over and we had the first sleep over
- They read a book while Mom watched tv. Overheard: “Sorry. I farted on your mom” (Mary confirmed it was true)
- They stayed up playing till at least 10PM
- They stayed up watching movies until at least 1AM (Mary had to force them to go to sleep)
- They got up before 7AM and Chris made pancakes
- They both went to gymnastics at 9AM
- They came home, had a snack, hot chocolate and got ready to go to the park
- They went to the park at 11 until 12:30PM
- We dropped the friend off at 1:00PM
- Ashley went to sleep so hard that she couldn’t be shaken awake
It was a nice party and we were very glad so many of Ashley’s good friends were able to show up. We played pretty hard in the over-sized play tubes. Like a Super Mario game with more screaming and less music.
Mom did a pretty awesome job planning the party and getting all the kids sugared up and out of the room lickity split.
What kind of savage animals live in this world?
I know I am overreacting, I know it was probably dark and the first car tire that hit the bear didn’t know it. The second and subsequent cars probably didn’t even notice the pink patch of fur they drove over. Clearly, however, that poor bear was run over for the most of the weekend as the trail of fur is almost 15 feet long.
As best as we can tell, Gowah got left on the top of the car as we loaded up, and I didn’t check to see if anything was on there as we drove off. She fell off in the driveway, well away from the street.
So far, Ashley hasn’t taken any great pain or notice of her missing friend. We spent about 30 minutes looking for her while we put Ashley to bed. After looking everywhere, I got a sinking feeling and went out to the drive way to check that spot I noticed on the way in. After confirming it was pink fur, we did a fast search on the Internet for a replacement. I guess that bear is out of production, so we ordered a couple of replacements off of eBay. I hope they get here soon.
I don’t know what to tell Ashley, but I know I have to tell her the truth, or a version close so it. Probably something along the lines of “Gowah fell off the car and got hurt. So we have to wait for her to come back to the house in the mail. She is going to look a little different, but it will still be your bear.”
I guess that is all true enough. I feel like poop for that little girl.
I got real close and confirmed that is pink fur.
Here is the end of it, probalby 15 feet away from the main pile.
I feel so bad for Ashley.
Ashley is taking swimming lessons. Today was a big boater safety day, so my plans of getting rid of her in the ocean as crab bait are effectively dashed.
XMax because, well, when you buy enough trimming two years in a row, suddenly you upgrade from a Christmas tree to XMax tree. I am guessing that I will have XMaxx next year. But if we slip into XXX on the tree then Christmas will be canceled.