I had a truly fabulous weekend. I didn't want it to end. I started out on Friday going shopping and running errands with mom. That went very well--she didn't get all preachy about what I do even once. She did get a bit Marge Simpson-esque on me while looking at the Halloween goodies with Miniboy. She has gotten more stiff about Halloween as she's gotten older, but I just ignored this particular round of it and kept on shopping.
Anyway, I found this Halloween snowglobe with a black cat in it, and there was orange fluff and glitter that would stir up when you turned it over. Miniboy was fascinated with it, so I handed it to him and continued wheeling him around the store. It wasn't an expensive piece, as it was made entirely out of hard plastic--globe and all. We got up at the register to pay, and he was holding his snowglobe when the assistant manager (who happens to be one of hubby's old coworkers) began trying to tease Miniboy into speaking to her. He would act shy and look away, so she would move closer and try to speak to him, until *CRASH* He had been so centered on the woman, he'd lost his grip on the snowglobe. It dropped like a rock and landed right on the dome top. It burst like a water balloon... all this right between my feet. Thank goodness it was plastic or I'd have had glass all over. The plastic held together for the most part. The top of the globe looked like a bloomed flower when I picked it up. Ah well. No harm done. It was just one of those $1.00 things. I was prepared to pay. Miniboy was horrified, however.
He didn't cry, but he laid his head down on his hands so no one could look at him. I told him it was okay, even the assistant manager and the woman working behind the counter were all coo-cooing at him. They didn't expect us to pay for the snowglobe, but Mini wouldn't look at any of them. He wouldn't look up at all until we left the store. Poor thing. He was just upset by the situation; he's too young to understand how everyone was mystified about him being so quiet, well behaved, or that he seemed to be a sensitive person.
That was the only bump in the road over the weekend. How nice is that? We took a trip to Lowe's, and then we were off to buy hubby a cellphone that actually works. Since I got my royalty check in, I wanted to let Oldest buy something special for himself as promised--a special Yu-gi-oh! Cards deck as that turned out. It was all light and fun, and stress free. I didn't realize just how much I needed a trip like that, but apparently I did.
That afternoon we returned home, I felt really refreshed, and sat down to write a bit while hubby and son went outside and built the frame for the baby swing--which as it turns out--Miniboy is afraid of. LOL
Sunday was just as relaxing. I spent the day doing laundry and browsing rendering software on the net until about two o'clock. Everyone started dropping by the house around that time. My godfather, my dad and my mom (separately as they were doing their own thing this weekend)... Whew! I was glad to see them, but of course they all drop by when I'm all grubby looking from housework and tugging Mini around the yard in a wagon. Ah well, such is life, I guess... ^_^