Thursday, November 20, 2008

Holed Up Today / Kid Pizza Night

Pink eye.

On a child with any tint at all to their skin, pink eye means pinkish-coloring, swelling, and the crusty stuff. On a child like my Red, with pale skin and red hair, pink eye means a total transformation from sweet little red-headed child to a creature from Lord of the Rings.

Bless his heart.

I didn't have to tell my other children to keep their distance. They were already on the other side of the room.

This morning, Red noticed the lawn service guy out in our yard, and in the process of watching him, Red discovered the joy of drawing on windows after you've breathed on them.

Which is fine, but when the lawn service guy caught me breathing on the window, it was a little embarrassing. After that, I made an exaggerated effort to make clear what what going on, drawing shape after shape after shape, but of course, I'm sure he never glanced in that direction again. Kind of like when you scoot a chair back, and it makes a toot-resembling sound, so you keep scooting the chair, so everyone knows in fact, it was the chair. Whatever.

Anyway, we're holed up today, and I'm thinking it's kid pizza night tonight. We usually grab a whole wheat ready-made crust, combine canned fire roasted tomatoes and a little red sauce to spread on top, add shredded mozzarella cheese, then let the kids go wild with toppings. They pick a spot on the pizza and add toppings like peppers, mushrooms, feta, turkey pepperoni, olives, tomatoes, and onions.

Fun for them, easy for me!


MizFit said...

Im soooooo looking forward to our first experience with that.

hang in there,

3 Bay B Chicks said...

This is a great post. I had to leave a comment. Super funny story about heavy breathing on the window. I thought things like that only happened to me. Great to know that I am not alone in the world.

Pizza for kids. Another great topic. Your toppings sound yummy. Our family fav: carmelized onions, grilled eggplant, and feta cheese. Give it a whirl sometime. You won't regret it.

Rachel said...

Good luck on the recovery of that! We are dealing with lots of sicknesses here but no pink eye yet. Did you see the Great Fitness Experiment post yesterday on pink eye? It was hilarious!

3 Bay B Chicks said...

Thanks for your sweet e-mail. Totally made me smile..."geek by osmosis!" Funny.

I got an even bigger kick out of checking out your 80's posts that you recommended. POUR SOME SUGAR ON ME?!?!? (I am beaming as I write this.) Heck, yeah. It has been ages since I've met someone who still appreciates the musical genius behind that song. :) I will be sure to forward the links to Tyler.

Pour Some Sugar on Me is just as fun now as when I first heard it in junior high...