Thursday, March 12, 2009
TubaDad is in Barcelona on business this week (lucky dog!) so we're having a girls' week. Ro and Ree think we're just having loads of fun, but the real reason behind the action-packed schedule is that I know when daddy's away everyone must keep moving or else. When these little darings get bored, all hell breaks loose. They were being all cute and sweet in this pic, but whoooeee they can be ornery, especially when they know that they outnumber the grownups! We're hanging in there ok so far, although last night was a little hairy. (I'm not sure we're going to be welcomed back at the library...) Anyhow, today is a new day, the girls are at preschool right now, and I'm having a cup of tea and regrouping. Before I dig into the threateningly tall laundry pile, here's a recap of our week so far: We've had world-class messes: Seriously, they made this particular mess in two minutes -- just 120 seconds. Their efficiency boggles the mind. Does someone give out a trophy for most-impressive messes, or most-creative destruction of a room, or something like that? Because I'm pretty sure these girls could medal in the Olympic room-destruction event. We've had some healthy food: It's been a while since I've made bentos for the girls and they were so excited to see these little entrees. They yelled "Ooooooooo, mama!" and then "Wow, frozen corn!!!" Heh. Little sweeties gave the lunches four thumbs up and asked for seconds. And yes, the corn really is frozen, they like it that way. Whatever. It's not going to kill them. And we've had some not-so-healthy-but-mama's-real-tired food: Mmmm, tv dinners. They've come a long way since I was a youngin. And yes, they're wearing swimsuits. Again. No we weren't anywhere near a pool. Again. We've had some wildly creative outfits: We've had a little attitude (from all three of us): We've had some dancing on the tables (only at home, thank goodness, but I actually dared to take them to the library after seeing these fierce little faces up on the picnic table -- not my smartest move): And they've spent more time in dress-up clothes than in real clothes: Which leads me to my question. Here's a picture of Ro, the Peanut Butter and Jelly Princess. I absolutely love Ro in this pic, but the bright window was behind her and I screwed up the mechanics of the photo so I'm just not happy with the end result. Can anyone help with some Photoshop magic or some kind of abracadabra post-processing? Come on, go crazy -- anything goes and I'd love to learn some new tricks! The large original is here. Either email your coolest "fixed-it!" photo to me or post it somewhere and leave a link in the comments. I'll put the fixed photos in this Flickr photo set. Thank you! Have a great rest of the week, and send some good thoughts my way because tonight is bath night for the twinados and I don't think I have enough chocolate in the house. Actually I know I don't.