This morning, with the Amazing Amanda busy, the kids stayed home with me till just before lunch. Being home on bedrest anyway, it was no problem at all.
Rest, my foot.
I decided to buy some Halloween cookie cutters yesterday at Bulk Barn (yes, of course I had a coupon). The Warden had left for her art class, so I snuck out to buy some deeeelicious raspberry leaf tea (delicious in a uterus-toning way only), and noticed that they not only had copious amounts of crap-in-my-mouth** on special, but also some fun cookie cutters.
During dinner (roast chicken on a bed of garlic, onion, fresh rosemary and white wine - the DG is down but not out), I mentioned to the kids that I picked up some neat cookie cutters, and asked what kind of cookies they thought we'd need for Halloween? Vaughn guessed the ghost and bat, and Ailsa chimed in with "punkin!".
I made the dubious call of telling them that we'd make cookies in the morning. This meant no sleep for anyone, because Baking with Mommy is Very Exciting. In a Mommy-needs-a-drink and you-kids-need-a-timeout kind of way. But the results were delicious.
* Unfortunately, inside jokes are only funny to a few people.
** See above.