No, son, they don't have a pizza cutter here, you'll have to use a knife.
Don't tell the kids, but half of a mommy's super power is not eyes in the back of her head, but good hearing. As i heard the familiar tiny "click" of his pocket knife being opened, without turning i told him to not use that.
"Why not?" He gets defensive about his pocket knife, as he uses it for everything.
Because you were probably using it to clean those fish you caught this afternoon, that's why!
"Yeah, you're right, I was. But since then I've been in the pool and in the Gulf with it, so it should be clean enough!"
"Yes, mom," with an impish grin.
So, Monday was our day at the mall. But not all of us all day for once.
We took 3 cars, so that not everyone would have to stay all day.
We arrived just as the stores were opening, and each person went in a different direction. The kids went and found what they needed, and called, and Sweetie or i went over and paid for it.
Sweetie, Little Girl, and #2 Son were done shopping by noon, and headed back. Thus they had time to do other things they wanted to do.
Uncle J and Bryn went with Miss Prissy, and they met up with me, Bigger Girl, and Teresa for lunch at the food court.
After we were malled out, we went home, and didn't have to stand upon the order of our going to wait for 3 other people to finish. It was lovely.
There was even time at the end of the day for strolling the beach, and for ghost crab hunting that night.
We went to bed with plans to see the Blue Angels and the museum the next day.
Abolition Day -- French Guiana
Army Day -- Jordan
Bachfest Leipzig -- Leipzig, Germany (held since 1904 in the town of Bach's birth; through the 19th)
Ball Point Pen Day -- patented this day in 1943
Banana Split Festival -- Wilmington, Ohio, US (claims to be the birthplace of this delicious dessert; through the 10th)
Celtic Tree Month Duir (Oak) commences
Chicago Blues Festival -- Chicago, Illinois, US (largest free blues fest in the world; through the 12th)
Day of Anahita -- Ancient Persian Calendar (goddess of love, date approximate)
Iced Tea Day
Lidice Day -- former Czechoslovakia; New Jersy, US
Mad Hatter Day -- outside the US, a second day for fun and silliness, because one day in April isn't enough
Mourn for Your Money Day -- a day to grieve how much you pay in taxes
National Asparagus Festival -- Oceana County, Michigan, US (through the 12th)
National Black Cow Day
Portugal Day a/k/a Camoes Memorial Fete -- Portugal and Portuguese communities
Positive Power of Humor and Creativity Conference -- Silver Bay, New York, US (54th annual; through the 12th)
Reconciliation Day -- Republic of the Congo
St. Margaret, Queen of Scotland's Day
Joey Zimmerman, 1986
Tara Lipinski, 1982
Leelee Sobieski, 1982
Hoku Ho, 1981
Shane West, 1978
Elizabeth Hurley, 1965
Michael Burger, 1957
John Edwards, 1953
F. Lee Bailey, 1933
Maurice Sendak, 1928
Judy Garland, 1922
Saul Bellow, 1915
Frederick Loewe, 1904
Hattie McDaniel, 1889
Today in History:
Frederick Barbarossa drowns leading his troops across the Saleph River to attack Jerusalem in the Crusades, 1190
The first American log cabin is built, at Fort Christina in Wilmington, Delaware, 1639
Bridget Bishop becomes the first person hanged for witchcraft in Salem, Massachusetts, 1692
Captain James Cook runs aground on the Great Barrier Reef, 1770
A landslide dam on the Dadu River created by an earthquake ten days earlier collapses, killing 100,000 in the Sichuan province of China, 1786
The Jardin des Plantes museum opens in Paris; a year later, it becomes the first public zoo, 1793
The first Boat Race between the University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge takes place, 1829
Myall Creek Massacre in Australia: 28 Aboriginal Australians are murdered, 1838
The first class of the United States Naval Academy students graduate, 1854
Mount Tarawera in New Zealand erupts, killing 153 people and destroying the famous Pink and White Terraces, 1886
The inaugural service for the United Church of Canada, a union of Presbyterian, Methodist, and Congregationalist churches, is held in Toronto Arena, 1925
Dr. Robert Smith takes his last drink, and Alcoholics Anonymous is founded in Akron, Ohio, United States, by him and Bill Wilson, 1935
Six-Day War ends: Israel and Syria agree to a cease-fire, 1967
Apple ships its first Apple II personal computer, 1977
The Spirit Rover is launched, beginning NASA's Mars Exploration Rover mission, 2003