After having a swarm of fruit flies staying with us for a few weeks, I’m thrilled to report they have nearly all met their demise. Some apple cider vinegar with a few drops of dish soap was too irresistible. Thanks to those who recommended it!
What guest hasn’t left? The loud, buzzing, taunting, attacking flies. I took matters to an extreme over the weekend and bought this.
After screaming and flailing she escaped unharmed, but a tad sticky.
“Evie, you need to go wash that off.”
My daughter came back a few minutes later. Something was different.
Evie had fixed her own hair…and…she had bangs.
Only a few wispy ones, but I still wasn’t happy. Evie knew that cutting hair was banned after giving me a surprise cut this summer. I inquired.
Me: What did you do? You cut your hair!?!
Me: Yes you did. I can see you have some bangs.
Evie: No, I didn’t!
This second denial was followed by my occasionally effective, “I’m so disappointed you’re lying to me,” stare and head shake.
Evie (in a whisper): OK, I cut my hair.
Me: You know you shouldn’t cut hair without asking me first. We’ve talked about this. It can turn out silly.
Evie: I just couldn’t get the sticky stuff out and it was so yucky and so I cut it. I didn’t mean to.
This was followed by the saddest tears you ever saw.
Me: Lucky for you, it looks beautiful.
Grumpy Grateful Mom Goal of the Day: Hiding all scissors, again.
And one more update. I’ve got my own domain! As you may notice, there are still a few glitches to work out, but I’m now a very sophisticated http://grumpygratefulmom.com. A huge thanks to the Ashley from My Front Porch Swing for making the transfer.