TubaDad isn't moving very fast today. (If you don't know why, read the accident post below.) I had to go downstairs and get him two Percocets before he could even get out of bed. Yeesh. The pain has really set in to his rib area in particular. The eye area is looking nastier by the minute with the weird reddish bruising, but it's not too sore. He says his forehead is still kind of numb, it feels like he has a hat on.
I brought him coffee and an egg-and-bacon bagel sandwich after dropping the girls off at preschool—there's not too much that bacon can't fix, right? Heh. The girls are kind of subdued. They're not sure how to process this. Ro got a minor timeout on Wednesday and then threw the biggest fit I've ever seen in my life (from anyone), and both girls are having extra-emotional responses to various odd things. We're just taking stuff slow and giving them lots of reassurance.
Anyhow, that's the latest. Thank you so much for all of your good wishes.
We've been a smidge preoccupied the last few days, so I don't have a picture of the girls' outfits today, but I do have a Fashion Friday video to share from last week. (I had uploaded the video last week and then never did anything with it.) The girls had gotten all gussied up to head to the passport office at the mall. Yes, that's right, we actually went TO THE MALL ON BLACK FRIDAY, something we have never, ever done before. We need passports to go visit Catherine and Hannah in Canada, and the Friday after Thanksgiving was a good day to do the in-person application because TubaDad wasn't at work or traveling. (Catherine, now you know how incredibly much we love you to brave the mall on Black Friday.) This video is of the girls describing the hilarious outfits they had put together, which definitely earned them a few smiles at the passport office:
We did finally get the applications approved and filed, but not before TubaDad spent 3 hours waiting in line. Man that office is sloooooooow. The time wasn't completely wasted, though. Ro and Ree and I ran around, saw Santa, and shopped while he waited in line, and we actually got some really cute things at deep, deep discounts. So there you have it. Happy Friday from our bruised-but-quite-relieved family.
PS: Ro and Ree's passport photos kind of crack me up. Ree (right) is all sweet and cute, while Ro looks like she's posing for a police lineup or something. If all goes as planned, we should get the passports in about 6 weeks and be ready to travel.