Hi hi hi. I'm okay. I know I don't usually go that long without posting but it felt disingenuous to sit here writing about how Ike got an entire container of green Halloween slime stuck in his hair when everything else is going to hell in a reusable grocery bag and WHAT KIND OF WORLD ARE MY SLIME-COATED CHILDREN EVEN GOING TO INHERIT, PEOPLE? GET YOUR BUTTS TO THE POLLS.
I voted, Jason voted, everyone we know has voted. Now there is nothing to do but wait and pray and stress-eat another package of Kraft singles.
I got the slime out of Ike's hair, incidentally, with blue Dawn dish detergent, after several of the Internet's other suggestions for How To Get Slime Out Of Your Hair did not do the trick. Blue Dawn: The only thing you need to get slime out of hair and lipstick off cats. They should hire me for copywriting.
We forgot to take any photos of Halloween, so you're spared that parade of awkwardness. Jason and I skipped dressing up, but Ezra and Ike made their own costumes: Ezra went as "Joey Reddabber," an original comic book character he created, and Ike dressed up as Emily from the Amulet series. Nobody had any clue who they were but they didn't mind. Plus Ike got a cool-ass walking stick at the Renaissance Festival for his costume after Poppy chewed up the one he'd found in the backyard.
Noah, being ever so Noah, didn't want to wear a costume ("You know I just like staying original") but we told him no, he wasn't allowed to be That Teenager who trick-or-treats without a costume. So, much like so many Halloweens before, the desire for candy won out at the last minute and he put on some Five Nights at Freddy's pajamas and called it a costume. It was some good problem solving.
Ezra is teaching Ike (and me) how to play cricket. It's pretty fun and I'm not too terrible at it! I mean, I'm playing against a 10 year old and a 7 year old but still. They probably think I let them win sometimes but the truth is being "not too terrible" at something still means "not very good, at all, not even a little."
Okay. Time to scoot off the Internet for the day and not obsess over the headlines. GO VOTE EVERYBODY PLEASE OH GOD PLEASE VOTE!!!