I was doing some planning for my blog last week and I noticed that International Talk Like a Pirate Day was coming up. It's a fun holiday that we like to take part in, so I was thinking of some things I could post about today in honor of the holiday.
Then on Saturday, I was taking a break while Benjamin was finishing his nap. Henry came out and asked me if I had a big box he could use. Being all out of big boxes, I had to disappoint him. He looked so sad about it that I asked what he needed it for. It turned out that he wanted to build a pirate ship. I gave him a plastic storage tote and he and Frances started working.
The project made me happy for many reasons: they were getting along, they were leaving me alone, AND they were potentially giving me blog fodder! What else could a mother want!?! And because they were getting along so nicely, I didn't get up to check on them. Well, that and the game I was playing on my iPad.
After a while Benjamin woke up and I realized it was probably time to think about dinner. I grabbed my phone on the way to the kitchen, thinking I could snap some pictures of the pirate ship for this post. When I peeked into the dining room, however, I didn't see any pirate ship at all. In fact Frances and Henry were playing separately with Barbies and cars.
"Where's the pirate ship?" I asked.
"We were done. We put it away." They said.
So now I am officially living in the Twilight Zone. My kids got along and played together for a full hour, then put away one toy and got out others; all without my intervention. What is this world coming to?!?!
Anyway, I can't write a post about Talk Like a Pirate Day without giving you some booty, so here it is:
I'm sorry. Is that not what you were expecting?! OK, fine; here's some fun from last year.