Week in the Life: Friday

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On Friday morning, I sent off Andrew dressed as a secret agent (his school’s costume rule is “has to be a character from a book” and his real costume of “Bad Piggy” didn’t fit the criteria…) and Isaac, as himself, with his costume in a bag (they told us to send the first graders without their costumes on and that they would dress them there).

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Here’s the secret agent, complete with fingerstache.

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After I showered and got ready I assessed our food needs for the weekend.

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and made a quick trip to the local grocery store.

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When I got home, I started some dough rising…

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while listening to “Serial” a radio show I’ve come to really like.

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Then I worked on photo editing for a while.

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Back to shaping and baking the bread.

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And a quick break for lunch of leftover corn chowder from last night’s dinner.

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Bread is done!

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Here’s Isaac, getting off the school bus and please note, he is NOT carrying his costume in a bag, like I sent him off with that morning.  WHERE IS THE COSTUME?!  The matron checked the bus for it.  And nothing.  A few frantic phone calls later and the kids and I are in the car.

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sitting in traffic for an hour while we make our way to their school to get his costume.

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This is me as I am calming down a little about the whole thing.  They never saw that he brought one.  He left the bag in the gym and they never noticed it.  When they asked him about a costume (they were confused because I am SO the mom to send costumes AND ANDREW WAS WEARING ONE!) he said he didn’t have one!  So the whole school had a costume parade and Isaac wasn’t dressed for it.  Oh man.  This kind of thing is WAY more upsetting for me.  He was totally fine.  arg.

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Once the costume was recused from the gym, we headed to our friends’ neighborhood for some trick or treating.

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Zaida was a biker girl from a group called “Blacklabel Brooklyn”.  She rocked the punky look!

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Here’s Andrew trick or treating out of someone else’s stash.  oops!!

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We stopped for slices of pizza.

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And Isaac pooped out, so Andrew and I wrapped things up with a few more blocks of trick or treating before heading home…

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where Andrew accessed his loot…

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and where Isaac sampled it.

And that was Friday!


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I stopped teaching Kindergarten in 2005 to become the mom of two crazy boys here in Brooklyn. At first I thought being a stay at home mom meant that I needed to pour all my time and energy directly into my sons, but I realized somewhere along the way that being a rockstar mom meant not only taking good care of my boys, but also taking good care of myself. And taking good care of myself means pursuing something creative...just about everyday. I started Made In Brooklyn to motivate myself in my creative goals as well as share my work with others and perhaps inspire them in their own creative journeys.
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2 Responses to Week in the Life: Friday

  1. Vicki Dill says:

    Just think, this is one Halloween for the story-telling!!!! and you did a great job!! To me it is funny that Isaac didn’t reveal that of course he had a costume. But I am one parenthood and one sewing machine removed!! Mom, Grandmama

  2. Cathy says:

    I bet you 2$ that next year Isaac will be wearing his costume to school… ;)

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