On Friday there was no school, so I brought the girls downtown to meet Julie for lunch. We were there early, so we wandered around the mall. We went to Children's Place where the girls looked at skirts, tried on hats, and looked at jewelry. I patiently waited. I think that's something I'm going to have to get used to. After I finally dragged them out of there, I took them next door to Jersey City. Well, you'd have thought they were getting their teeth pulled. I was browsing a bit, but mostly I went in there to visit with an old friend I used to work with who now manages the store. I tried explaining that we looked at their store and now it was my turn. It's funny how that logic didn't seem to compute with them. I think I'll have to get used to that too. After we met Julie and had lunch, they went to Ardene's. Julie let them each buy a mystery bag with various hair accessories and stuff in it. There were many squeals of excitement when they got home and opened them. They actually got a lot of stuff for $2.50. The only thing they couldn't use were the pairs of pierced earrings. I held them up to my ears and then Ginny informed me that 'some boys do wear earrings.' I said that I knew and that I myself did once. They looked closely at my ear and saw the spot where my hole used to be. The Jorja thought she would try to ram the earring into it. I put a stop to that. Then they looked at the other ear and I told them that I only had one earring. To this Ginny replied, "You must have looked like a pirate then!" Maybe I did.
Julie and I had two nights of freedom this weekend. Crazy. Friday night we had a going away party for some friends. Steve shaves his head, so we had a bit of a surprise when they showed up:
I was Jim Beam, she was Mimi Martini. We look like we could be Hollywood - maybe we should combine our names to Jimimi.
CeCe chose this time (at home with a babysitter) to crawl out of her crib. I guess that means it's time for a bed. Now it's just a matter of figuring out when a good time is. There probably isn't, so we'll just have to bite the bullet on of these days. Later.