Maggie Makes Four!

This journal started off documenting the adoption of our youngest daughter. It now follows the twist and turns of our lives as we raise these two amazing little creatures into the best women they can become.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

When the cats are away...

So, you may be wondering what happens at home when La Nina and I are gone all weekend at dance conventions and competition. Essentially, the Dad and the Magster are left to their own devices.

There's always some soccer. The Magster's playing indoor soccer, I'm supposed to be coaching, but the Dad is standing in, SO, the Magster has to call me around 11am to give me the goal update. She's a bit of a maniac with the whole goal scoring thing.

Then there's entertainment. The Dad is creative in how he entertains the Magster. She's suddenly very conversant in college basketball and golf. And he knows an awful lot about the latest kids movies that are out...this weekend it was Alice and Wonderland. I pointed out this was not a kid's movie about the time Maggie was describing how Alice chops out a dragon's tongue and how mice knock a dog's eyes out.

Then, of course, there was Maggie's announcement that last night they had popcorn for dinner. Well, the Dad explained, they'd been at a St. Patrick's Day party, and they'd been eating all afternoon, and really they had to get to the movie and well, they didn't get home until 8pm. Oy vey.

I'm really not writing this to be critical. In truth, I find it completely amusing. When I get home, the Magster is obviously happy, full of stories and today the house was covered in shamrocks the two of them had been making. Clearly, she is happy and well-cared for, so that's all that matters. Now if I could just get someone to do a load of laundry.

Dance update: La Nina's dance teams are doing great. Her tap team placed 2nd in a very competitive tap division this week. It was quite the coup for a group of 8 year olds. (By the way, La Nina turned 8 this week...hard to believe.) Her jazz group is also doing well. They, too, placed 2nd over the weekend.


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