no school today in observance of his majesty king bhumibol adulyadej’s 83rd birthday. and friday the kids are out for constitution day. (a holiday that does not require fire works – fingers crossed.)
so, what do we do on the monday of a three day? head to the ortho – i’m a good planner like that. i did follow it up with a trip to starbucks for a peppermint mocha for me and a peppermint signature hot cocoa for the one whose mouth is gonna be hurting soon. pain that is totally worth it because – wow – her teeth look so straight. and i’ve been freed from the 24/7 wearing of the retainers. the orthodontist said i was obviously a model patient. heh, heh, heh.
other things we’ve done over this three day? we’re trying to get our festive on – a few more decorations have gone up, the jesse tree is in progress (f.y.i., if a jesse tree is in your future, the instruction to get a small tree should include the words “but not too small”), i’ve even put some spray snow on a few windows. saturday night we watched rudolph the red nosed reindeer – the claymation version. and i’m positive there’s material in there for an amazing mashup of hermey, the elf who dreams of being a dentist, and orin scrivello, dds (steve martin’s character in little shop of horrors.)
this evening c16 has play practice. he has a performance on saturday night and needs a tan. our people don’t tan and i’m pretty sure the chance of finding self-tanning lotion in a country where whitening is the thing is pretty much nil. thankfully a friend had some she’d brought with her from the states. looks like getting his tan on is gonna be project numero uno for the next three day. well, that and a13’s birthday party.