Where to begin?

Yes. It’s been busy, crazy, hectic.  The usual, actually.  I just haven’t taken time to write.

Let’s see, I was sick for about 3 weeks with a bladder infection.  Sick enough that I really didn’t do much of anything but what was absolutely necessary.

Munchkin and Middle son’s girlfriend were in a benefit pageant last weekend. (on a side note, I have got to come up with a nickname for her, “middle son’s girlfriend” is just getting too long to write all the time, and just sounds weird!)  The girls in the pageant collecting over 10,000 books for OK Literacy Coalition!!  Unnamed girl won Grand Supreme!!!  Munchkin won “Once upon a time Wear” and Beauty Supreme!!  I have to admit, I am shocked and amazed at the “Special event wear” win.  There is only 1 award for the entire natural pageant.  I have TRIED very hard at a couple other of these benefit pageants to win that one, worked very hard on special theme outfit, blinged them up, had special music mix made, worked with her Perfection Studios coach on her routine.  This time, I have to admit, I was more concerned with that poor girl I haven’t got a nickname for yet, trying to help her with her outfit and everything,  and just got out Munchkin’s “little red riding hood” outfit that she has worn before.  Tried it on her the night before we left, added a little fabric to the bottom of the shirt so it’d stay tucked in a couple hours before we left, and called it good.

So, the pageant started Friday night.  I planned on leaving around 1.  I didn’t get headed that way until after 3.  The oldest was supposed to go with me.  He was being difficult all day long, kept going back and forth on whether he was going or not. He actually had a chance that morning to go to OKC with his girlfriend, but he argued with her until she absolutely had to leave. I had several errands I had to run in town before I left, so after lunch, I told him if he was going, get his clothes and stuff together while I got the errands done, and I’d be back as soon as I was finished, would put his stuff in the suitcase, and we’d leave.  I started getting text messages and phone calls from him, asking what was taking so long, why did I leave him, what was taking so long, etc etc.  I got back, and he had nothing together, was just mad at me, saying I had left him.  I told him again, that he was supposed to get the clothes he wanted while I was getting that stuff done, it would save time if he had done that while I did the other.  I ended up telling him that I was already 2 hours late, I did not have time to argue or beg and plead with him to go with me, Yes, I wanted him to go, but, it was up to him, and if he wanted to go, we needed to grab his clothes and leave.  He griped at me some more about just leaving him when I went to town, and said he wasn’t going.  I asked him a couple more times while I got the car loaded, and he still just grumped around, so I really did leave him!  Honestly, I had been somewhat worrying about how I was going to push his chair, take care of his bathroom needs, etc and also chase Munchkin and get her ready for her events, plus help unnamed girl get ready for her events, without the oldest’s girlfriend there or either of his brothers to help.  Not to mention, he gets irritated when we have to leave him while we’re in the dressing room at pageants. I was also still not feeling the greatest with that dang infection.

Friday night, both girls did great!

Saturday morning, I woke up completely covered from the neck down with hives. Horribly covered! Itched like Crazy!!!!!! The Once Upon a Time wear was the last event for the girls.  Munchkin was on stage, ready to start, and the sound system went out.  We sat on the side of the stage for about 1/2 an hour while they worked on it.  She was extremely rambunctious, I was tired, itchy, and achy, and I just about said the heck with it, and almost pulled her from it.  After both girls did that, we went back to the oldest’s girlfriend’s house (need a nickname for her, too!!!)  had lunch, napped, and went back for Crowning.

Anna and Elsa were there and did the crowning.  Munchkin was absolutely in AWE!  Just kept staring and staring, and would occasionally say, “Mama!  It’s Elsa!!!!  Mama!  It’s Anna!!!!!  Elsa’s on stage!!!! Anna’s on stage!!!!”  She was so thrilled, I was glad we went.

When we got home Saturday night, and Unnamed Girl excitedly told the youngest and the Love of My Life all about everything, showed off everything they had won.  Later on, the Love of my Life told me that he thought pageants were very good for her, he loved seeing her so excited and happy, he doesn’t usually see and hear her that animated about things.

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