Friday, May 30, 2008

The Best Night of the Year

Question: For a mother of 3 boys, what is the best night of the year?

Christmas Eve? No way.

The night before the start of a new school year? Getting close!

The answer: The night of the Father and Son Camp-out. And, that's tonight.

This is my second Father and Son camp-out and I have to say, I could get used to this. Here's what I've done so far and what I have planned for the rest my precious hours:

Dinner with a friend - CHECK! Went to a nice little Indian place with I-Shüan, brought home left-overs for lunch tomorrow. Yum!

Rent a great chick flick - CHECK! I've got the box of Kleenex and I'm read to watch "P.S. I Love You."

Shopping - CHECK! Found 3 books at Barnes and Noble. No, I didn't go there just to see if they had the New Edition of Eclipse out with the first chapter of Breaking Dawn in the back. OK, yes I did. However, ended up with "Raising Cain," "The City of Ember" (a surprise for Ethan, shhhh!) and "Shop Girl" because it was $4.98 and I was thinking of Betsy.

Vacuum the floor and enjoy how the vacuum lines stay in the carpet for more than 30 minutes.

Find some kind of appropriate 80's costume for 80's themed Bunco tomorrow. (This is really stressing me out. I've racked my brain to come up with something and I've been to Goodwill and Ross and I can't find anything except a hot pink polo shirt and some penny loafers. If any of my Bunco friends are reading, this is exactly why I hate dressing up in costumes.)

Read until I fall asleep, even if that is 3am.

Sleep in, especially if I stayed up reading until 3am.

Back to Barnes and Noble to, you know, check in on things. And, if everything seems to be in order, I'll find a comfy chair, grab that special Eclipse edition, and read the first chapter of Breaking Dawn.

I'm pretty sure my group will be home before lunch, so that may be all I can squeeze in, but it's enough.

Ta, ta for now!


Senia said...

I am with you on hating costume parties- I get very stressed out!

Did I tell you the theme for our Father's Day get-together yet?

And Hannah's party is "Dress Like Your Favorite Children's Music Artist."

Betty Grace said...

yay Shop Girl, and yay costume party. I so wish I was there to help with the costume. I LOVE costume parties and we could have a good time doing your hair and make-up for the occasion. I hope you do that cool fold thing we used to do in the 80s to peg our pants. :) Let me know what you think of Shop Girl. I'm thinking you might not like it.

Heather said...

That's a great entry, and I hope you thoroughly enjoyed your night (and morning.) So, you mentioned wanting to read the first chapter of Breaking Dawn--did you find out if that one link was "legit?" I read it & it was pretty good, but it ended WAY too soon! :( If you find the whole first chapter, let me know. Anyway, glad you had such a wonderful time (besides worrying about the costume party.)