(“A Week in the Life” is an idea started by Ali Edwards, and involves photographing everything your family does for an entire week. Her ability to capture the most ordinary, normal, everyday kind of stuff, and making it beautiful, inspired me to give it a try…)
I would have to say that Friday was our most epic day of the week. Kaylia gave herself a drastic new make-over, and the girls spent the entire day preparing for a Broadway presentation of C.S. Lewis’ The Last Battle, performed by an assortment of Disney characters and Polly Pockets.
The day started out normal enough…
We had a few issues with Kaylia trying to cut the mane on one of their toy horses, which made Anika very upset. I had a little talk with Kaylia about not cutting the horse’s mane. This has been an ongoing fascination for the last few weeks, but it’s the first time she’s ever actually cut anything…
We got the situation under control, and I went back to my breakfast. Suddenly, I noticed that it had been too quiet, for too long. I asked Anika, “Where’s Kaylia?” and Anika said she didn’t know. In the back of my mind, I remembered hearing the pantry door close, and I knew. I ran for the door, and there she was, with long strands of hair at her feet…
I burst into tears, Anika screamed, and Kaylia beamed proudly. I grabbed the phone to call Ben, and he burst out laughing. I told him it was cut above her ears on one side, and he laughed some more. Then he said, “At least she didn’t cut her ear.”
I hadn’t thought about being thankful for safety yet. Good thing he balances me out a bit!
So we made an emergency hair appointment, and jumped in the car to go find some professional help.
We went on with our day, a little sadly – Kaylia, because she didn’t want such short hair, and me, because this is all a bit of a shock to my system!
But thank goodness we had Anika around to distract us with her elaborate schemes for a production of The Last Battle. We listened to the story on CDs all day, while the girls busily worked on auditioning the Polly Pockets, making costumes and sets, and planning out every last detail.
While they were busy with this, I used my clothes shaver on a stubborn cardigan…
…and made some gluten-free biscuits.
…and then we went down to the basement to work on getting it ready for our big day tomorrow: We are adopting a ministry! Baby Blessings is a ministry that collects used baby items and delivers them to women who need a bit of help financially. The items have been stored in our church building, but since our church will be going through major renovations for the next year and a bit, Baby Blessings needed to find a new home. Since we don’t do much with our basement, we offered to take them in!
After that, it was time to get back to work on the play. Anika needed a Colormen army, so I helped make some armor:
Ben had to work another long day, and couldn’t get back for supper, and I was fairly exhausted after our wild day, so we threw some food on the plates, and called it a meal.
After supper, we had some major clean-up to do, me in the kitchen, and the girls in the living and dining room. We got everything ready for putting on the play first thing in the morning, as soon as Daddy wakes up. We got some programs ready for the Polly Pocket audience…
One more day, and that will be the end of our Week in the Life! Here’s hoping tomorrow isn’t quite so memorable!?!