Because of my unemployed Life of Elegant Leisure I get to spend more time with friends and their kids during the day. So lately I've been feeling like the Pied Piper. The kids, they're flocking. Yesterday was especially so. My friend Heather's kids have become my new best friends - they're the ones I had a coloring party with a few weeks ago. They were having a Grandparent's Day at school and since their grandparents live far away Kaiya asked if I would come as her Special Friend.
I hung out with her in her classroom and we made a fancy construction paper Christmas tree and I chit chatted with the 7 year olds about who they liked more, Katy Perry or Taylor Swift (Taylor won out. I didn't even ask about the Bieb.) and then strolled around the book fair.
It was only the cutest thing I've ever done in my life.
When I got home from that I headed over to watch another friend's kids where we made enormous Lego towers and danced whenever we knocked them over. There was a lot of dancing.
And that's not all. Because after I got home from the Lego tower dance party Heather called to say they were coming over with a surprise. She and the kids brought me a Christmas present of multi-ethnic skin tone markers and color pencils. I did not know that these even existed! I can finally stop coloring everyone with peach skin.
Since I had a few hours of free time I invited the kids to stay over and color.
Is this not the best picture you've ever seen? We're coloring and painting and drinking hot chocolate with candy canes in them. I'm going to frame it and look at it whenever I'm having a rough day because that is nothing but pure joy.
I was just about to type that kids seem to be the way to go when it comes to having fun but then I recalled that just about an hour ago I had a Facebook exchange with my friend Andrea (HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!) wherein we reminisced about doing crazy things like getting lost on a dead end road then nearly running over a hobo and wearing pioneer bonnets around Old Town Pasadena. So I will instead say that I appear to collect friends who don't mind having funny adventures with me - no matter what their age.