But not until there was a two-hour cacophony of noise around this table. Slow and deliberate investigation is not this brood's style. Strawberries, grape juice and deli meat straight out of the container by the handful--dinner is served with our murder mystery.
"I was playing Hunger Games in gym, and I hurt my knee."
"Really? You were playing a game in school that mimics a movie in which the children are pitched against one another in a death match as a sacrifice to the government and is watched as entertainment by the general population? That sounds like my job."
Mother! Valentine's Day is about LOVE! Not bones and eyeballs!
Me: "It's for Nicholas."
And in his defense, the boys were happy to not have the required Valentine's Day hoopla in class this year, only to find out that one of Nicholas's classes is going to have "Cupcake Wars" and a party. And so it came to be that his team decided to decorate theirs in celebration of all seasons, and he picked out Fall/Halloween. And so the Internet saved me when I went searching in February for Halloween decorations.