- Sounds like a scrap Boyfriend would love to partake in! He does NOT give up when he's owed something. Glad you got it cleared up!
Everyone else - HI, y'all move too fast for me to keep up with. I've been sick- out of commission from work for two days, and with no vacation/sick time until 1st pay period of the new year, that's going to really sting this month. That's what I get for taking little kids to see Santa for the first time!
Best Friend and I took her 3 little ones to a new Christmas light display last Friday. It's only in its 2nd year and they haven't worked out all the bugs yet.
It was too dark on some portions of the trail, and nobody had swept/blown away leaves. I stepped in a hole while carrying the 2 year old girl, thank GOD it was just big enough to accommodate my huge foot, so I only bobbled slightly. I could also have done without the hidden sticks and rocks!
Also because of darkness, the nearby road, and the fact that the oldest is non-verbal (childhood Apraxia) and doesn't always listen too well, we brought... the kid leashes (GASP). People have a visceral reaction to them, but it beats having to chase a preschooler (who cannot tell someone where he lives, where he came from, or even his own name if he gets lost) in a poorly-lit wooded area with a ton of strangers around- also avoids those "slip away unnoticed" moments some little kids manage to do.
So of course it's not long until the Peanut Gallery shows up. A group of teenagers comes up behind us, and suddenly I start hearing ferocious whispering from a girl walking behind us about "that lady has her kid tied up with a lasso, she's walking him like a dog, ugh!" and other such nonsense. They're less than 3 feet behind me talking in loud whispers, and I can hear every word. I spun on my heel, summoned every bit of my I Am Done With Your (Bleep) face, and said "He's developmentally disabled, if that's what you were wondering."
You could have heard a pin drop, and she refused to meet my eyes. Dang people, you're welcome to your opinions, just learn how to whisper better. Or better yet, keep it to yourself.