Wednesday, June 13, 2007

tutu boy strikes

Now that the children have acclimated to the "class" atmosphere, Charlie's been taking the kids to their dance class, by himself, the past couple of weeks. He'll usually bring along a picnic so that after the class, they can play at the park - have lunch - and come home just in time for their nap.

The dance class starts promptly at 10:30 AM and ends precisely at 11:00 AM.

Yesterday, Charlie called me at 10:55 AM to let me know that everything was going great.


William pulled the fire alarm, causing an evacuation of the entire recreation center and gymnasium. All told, there were over 200 children and at least 50 adults, that had to drop what they were doing and flee.

At the risk of sounding selfish - I'm so tremendously glad that I missed the spectacle. I'm sure that this one event would have sent me straight in to labor.

Charlie evacuated the building with our three children, while apologizing profusely to the teacher and class, and did his absolute best to blend with the crowd.

It's not like we stand out.

That much.


  1. You know... they make those things, red... kids love red! Can't say that I blame him!

  2. But look at those beautiful new hardwood floors.............
    Who cares about a fire alarm evacuation?

    Glad you missed all the fun too!=)

  3. made me LOL at my desk.
    Thanks fo the smile-
    Linda (Chicago)

  4. That is a GREAT picture. You are gathering quite a collection for bribery.

  5. OMG. I would have died. Or peed. Either way, I would've been laughing so hard. And I can't see why he doesn't blend... :)

  6. How funny! How curious little "George" is and how healthy to explore such things. I am planning to set up a school atmosphere sans Fire alarm.

  7. Wow! I can finally leave a message and I am so glad - With the week we've had - I need a triplet fix!

    Funny story about William but I got you beat - My Brian did the same thing - only at CHURCH! Yep. It was quite a scene. The priest was not happy but HEY! WHY DO THEY PUT THEM SO LOW TO BEGIN WITH???? It's not the children's fault! Stupid fire regulations.

    Love, Marg

    PS Pls add the family of Joshua Dorchak in your prayers and that closure comes this week!

  8. Thanks for the laugh... I would have died of embarrasment right there on the spot! Glad you missed the action but shared the story.

  9. Never a dull moment huh? Your blog continues to be one of my favorite daily reads. So glad to hear that your very competent, experienced mother is on her way to help:)