On a not-entirely-unrelated note, I'm thinking of bribing Mabel with Halloween candy to wean her down to just a couple of times a day instead of all the "I want mumeet while I'm watching TV before dinner" times. That's good parenting right there, I know it.
Dash is off school today, because for some reason even though Halloween is not an offically sanctioned holiday, it warrants a day off. We dropped Mabel at school and went to IKEA, because that's where the fun is. He got a chocolate milk, I got bacon and coffee. We failed to buy a rug for the guest room.
No wonder my mother always says I was no trouble at all. A single child surrounded by grownups is light-years away from two siblings ratcheting each other up to high doh every single second. If it hadn't been for the sinus headache boring a hole in my left eye-socket, I would have had a really nice morning hanging out with my big grown-up (kindergartener) son.
As it was, we had to go home quickly so I could take a Sinutab and make a doctor's appointment for tomorrow. Blech.