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Pants Update...

Grandma offered to attempt to repair the jeans that Halie destroyed. Talented seamstress that Grandma is, she pointed out how Halie had torn the crotch along the zipper on the jeans, and that was not easy to repair. Halie's wonderful Grandma is going to attempt the repair so Halie can wear them to school at least once, which would satisfy me immensely. My sweet sister commented on the 'Good and Bad' post, telling me to use duct tape to hold the jeans together, and make Halie wear them to school that way. Believe me, I DID think long and hard about that option. If Grandma is unable to rebuild the jeans, I've all but decided to use that particular option. Update to follow...

Halie came home today with deliberate stripes of yellow highlighter on both thighs of another pair of jeans. Any ideas about getting her to appreciate her clothing? I have already though about :a) sending her to school in the ripped/stained clothing, b) sending her in a uniform, c)sending her in only her underclothes. I'm listening to your suggestions.


Erin: 31, Emcee. Witty redhead, handy with a whip.

DH: 30, Strong Man. Comedian, defender of virtue.

Halie: 7, Chimpanzee. Pulls teeth, loves bananas.

Catie: 5, Leaping Lemur. Gentle and cuddly, loves grapes.

Rosie: 2, Cappuccin. Flings poo, loves carrots.

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