Happy Friday (the 13th)! I’ve had both kids home with me today since we have no sitter on Fridays for Joanie, and Jackson is sick. (Related: Since Jackson started going to school full-time in September, I have had a runny nose and itchy throat almost every single day while he, on the other hand, has been sickish only half that time). Anyway, I thought that, on a sick day at home, I might be able to coax Jackson into watching some TV (specifically, some G-rated movies on HBO Go), but, alas, the kid who hates TV could only be suckered into watching it for about ten minutes. The rest of the day has included cooking lessons, Legos, books, and lots of YouTube videos (don’t ask me why he loves YouTube videos but hates TV — I can’t figure it out). During the all-too-brief moments when both kids where either successfully occupied (Jackson) or napping (Joanie), I got a little holiday shopping done.
Just an FYI if you’re also doing some online holiday shopping in stolen moments here and there, JCrew is having a 25% off everything sale through the weekend (I love this shirt for a guy, as well as these super soft long-sleeve Ts for layering), Modcloth has a $20 off $100 promo going (perfect opportunity to stock up on fancy hosiery, accessories, and decor for the holidays.), and Gap is having a 40% off everything sale (I know it’s silly to buy a 4-month-old shoes — this is my usually footwear of choice for babies — but come on now). Any other sales you’re aware of? And what, besides potentially doing some holiday shopping, are you up to this weekend?
Oh, and P.S.: If you’re looking for a host/hostess gift for Thanksgiving, my friend Mary’s caramels are the bomb.