Last night, the Hollis family was hosting a Parent's Night Out to benefit Reece's Rainbow. They are raising money for a family who is adopting Evangeline. The cutest little girl you have ever seen. When we dropped the kids off, three of my four were totally fine with joining in the fun in the playroom. There were games, dolls, Wii, and music. Kid heaven, in other words. But ONE of my children was having none of it. He did not want to stay and he had a giant fit to prove it. For a full 45 minutes, we tried to get him happy. Finally, we left with him screaming his head off.
I called on our way out of the neighborhood to see if he was doing okay and I could hear him in the background screaming at the top of his lungs, "I DON'T WANT TO TALK TO HER ON THE PHONE!!!!" Well, okay then.
The comedy is that Melanie said after we left, he bolted out the door. Chappy looked at Mel and said, "He's gone!" Chappy ran out the door after him and said he might not have caught him except that Connor had on his gorilla feet house shoes and he had stopped to take them off so he could run faster. I wish I could have seen Chappy bringing Connor back in, most likely kicking and screaming! :) It's a fine parenting moment when your child embarrasses you in front of people who have well behaved children. Luckily, the rest of my kiddos were apparently on their best behavior because Melanie said she enjoyed having them.
Caleb finally won Connor over by letting him play with their little dog, Trudy. So at least they knew the way to the boys heart!
And to assuage my horror, I needed to get a fix of something that I am actually good at (since parenting and baking don't seem to be the reason God put me here.) So we brought this little foster fellow home today! Have you ever seen anything so cute?
That's Joey with Connor and my niece. He's so darn precious!
Yes, I know he's wearing a sweater. Yes, I know I think it's really silly when dogs wear clothes. But he's only 10 weeks old and it's so funny to me to see him in it that I can't bear to take it off of him. Though I probably should, but I can't help myself. I've never had a dog in my house this small. Vince wasn't even this little when he was 6 weeks old. Joey is some sort of Chihuahua mix, but he's every ounce of precious! :)