1. Do we really need TVs at the gas pump? In the grocery store?
2. Okay, yeah, we really need them in cars when you're driving with three kids 400 miles to Disneyland and 400 miles back on one weekend.
3. Can someone please explain to me the need for kosher dog treats? Vegan, I get. If you're not eating meat and the like, you don't want to be feeding Rover that. But kosher? Why?
4. With the household's official pumpkin carver away each week, the task fell to yours truly this year. I do believe it's the first time since BC (Before Children) that I've done it. Don't expect any pictures precisely for that reason.
5. Youngest and Daughter created the faces, and I carved the suckers. "Scary" can best be used to describe the results of the carving.
6. Eldest wanted to carve his own. I told him he had to wait for Pete's return then. Then I said he could go ahead and do it himself as I could just as easily drive him to the hospital to have his fingers reattached as his dad could.
7. Pete pooh-poohed my concerns. Guess which kid was playing with his Cub Scout knife, cutting paper, and managed to slice his finger open? So, yeah, he can do the pumpkin carving when Pete is home.
8. Eldest was going as a spy for Halloween. His idea for the night? He and his best friend would approach unsuspecting trick-or-treaters and demand they hand over their candy. One of his props? His air gun. "But we're not really going to take their candy," he said.
9. Thankfully, he told me about his "prank" before it was executed, saving me from having to take out a second mortgage to bail my juvenile delinquent son out of jail.
10. Wasn't I just singing his praises about being such a smart kid?