Sunday, February 24, 2013

Recap: Save the Whale

Here's the weekly round up. Remember to click on the titles to see the posts.

This week turned out to be more exciting than I expected because on Thursday, we realized our five-foot long (i.e. larger than any of our children) "Air Swimmer" whale had disappeared. What's most disturbing is that nobody noticed it was gone, at least not right away. I'm hoping assuming I'd notice a little sooner if one of the kids disappeared, though I can't be 100% sure. So far we don't have any leads, but Ren seems like the number 1 suspect. According to Pink P, he moved Constance to the screened-in porch so he could "clean." Hmmm...

Anyway, late Thursday, I wrote a post about it called "Missing! Can You Help?" which you should check out, if only to see the whale's awesome missing poster. I also started a "Help Bring Constance the Whale Home" page on FB (link). So far, it only has three likes, which is a shame, because that means the rest of you are missing out on awesome whale sightings like this one:

Constance spotted at Epcot Center.
Anyway, I'm hoping more of you will join Constance's FB page (and while you're at it, Mom in Two Culture's FB page -- link), so you can play along and report sightings. Sky and Pink are worried about the whale (for real) and the pretend sightings make them smile. And, who knows, maybe Constance will see how much they miss her and make her way back home.

Before I got totally preoccupied with the missing whale, I wrote a few other posts. On Monday, I wrote "Maybe This Wasn't Such a Good Idea After All" about our foray into giving things up for Lent. Since that post, I've learned from people with way more Lent experience than me that I made the most basic of rookie mistakes. I gave up something I consume every single day. I have been paying for it ever since. I suppose in the end, it won't kill me will make me a better person. Sky is doing awesome on his Lenten challenge to give up Mine Craft and other apps, which makes me proud, but I really, really, really, really, really, really want a Diet Coke. 

On Tuesday, I wrote about my misguided attempts to appropriately use and inappropriate tattoo that Pink P got from dance class in "A Shockingly Imperfect Solution." I'm still amazed at how bad my solution turned out to be.

On Wednesday, I wrote "Manic Mornings" about a fairly typical morning at our house. As a bonus, there's a picture of our Girl's Day set. If you've never seen one, check it out. 

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