A hair band in the stove burner...

So, this morning, I'm getting the kids off to school per normal. One kid can't find her shoe. Not shoeS, mind you, only ONE shoe can't be found. It was eventually located in her bed. Hmmm, the question could be asked, but I'm sure the answer would be just as puzzling.  Once both shoes are on the younger kid (6 and a half years old), I look up to see the older kid (9 years old) with a pair of scissors, modifying a water bottle. She sees me looking at her in puzzlement and instantly puts down the scissors, screws the lid on the water bottle and tries, very unconvincingly, to ooze innocence. Nevertheless, we are almost out the door and, surprisingly, not late (yet) so I let it go. No blood, no screaming— no worries. Yet as we are literally walking out the door, kid #1 stops abruptly and says she needs to get her hair band. She walks over to the stove and reaches in the (cold) burner to retrieve her hair band. And to answer your inevitable question, I have no idea. In fact, there are many things to ponder in this scenario:

  1. Kid #1 has a short pixie cut, incapable of holding a hair band.
  2. Even if Kid #2 was involved, she refuses to have any sort of pony tail, therefore has no need of a hair band anyway.
  3.  The stove? What? I don't even know where to begin on this question...
  4. Why is retrieving the hair band the last thing she remembers as she leaves the house? This is the girl who forgot to bring her backpack to school one day...

In the end, I told her to put the hair band back in the stove burner because I needed a picture to document the oddness. But the crazy thing about the whole scenario, is that it probably wouldn't be the craziest thing that happens today. I just happened to realize in that moment that this is life. And at times its frustrating, but when I can keep a decent perspective on it, it's also freakin' hilarious.

 A different day, a different hilarity. Kid #2 went all day at school thinking the belt which came with the pants (but hadn't been looped all the way around) was actually supposed to be a tail.

A different day, a different hilarity. Kid #2 went all day at school thinking the belt which came with the pants (but hadn't been looped all the way around) was actually supposed to be a tail.