So, Sus, what did you do for Easter?
We had so much fun this weekend. We took the kids to the mountains to visit their grandparents for Easter weekend where I received the shock of my life to see the kids put ham in their mouth and not complain for the first time in 10 years. (They even hated ham baby food, which come to think of it, is pretty foul.) I was so proud of them because we’ve been working on “eat whatever people give you without saying ‘it’s horrible’ out loud” for many, many months, and they behaved beautifully at the table this year and I slipped them an extra dozen Nestle Crunch eggs for making me look good in front of the family.
Since it was close to our anniversary, my mother in law offered to watch the boys for us Saturday night so that Mr. CPQ and I could go out on a romantic date to celebrate, and we’re never ones to turn down free babysitting so we took her up on her offer and stepped out for a couple of uninterrupted hours.
Secretly, I think it was her attempt to get some more grandchildren out of the deal. This is the same woman who took us and Mr. CPQ’s sister and her husband on a cruise right after we all got respectively married for the express (and often stated) purpose of getting a grandchild nine months later.
Talk about yer awkward glances when she’d announce at the dinner table, “We’re going to leave y’all alone tonight to do WHATEVER you want to do.”
Sus, where did you go for your date night?
Mr. CPQ took me El Pobre, which means “gas-inducing carbohydrates ” in Mexican and from there we went to our favorite place to meander, Big Lots. I know it’s hard for some people to believe that I love Big Lots given that just last week I was eyeballing $1,700 purses on Michigan Avenue, but it’s true, I love me a discount store, especially when I see fun stuff like this:
Sus, did you get anything at Big Lots?
We managed to make it out of the store without buying anything you see pictured above, though I had to really wrinkle my nose and give Mr. CPQ the evil eye to get the Spam out of the cart, and then we went to KMart where I wandered the aisles and whispered incredibly romantic things in my husband’s ear like, “Did you see those cute flip flops for $2?”
Sus, did you get any Easter pics made?
I didn’t get a single one with the whole family because boys were strippin’ clothes as soon as they walked in the door from church, but I did get a few my mom might like to see.
Hope your Easter was fantastic, and thanks for asking about mine.
Have a nice day.