#1 came up with a list of what she hoped to get for her birthday, with the top item being that Robosapien V2 robot thing ... I told her that was highly unlikely to happen, as it costs two hundred bucks! However, some of the other stuff (like ice skates for her A.G. doll ... under $10) is more doable. I kept thinking it would be so cool, however, if they had bought Pete Shelley's tune Homosapien to promote the Robosapien ... lines like "And I'm Homosapien like you" could easily be turned into "it's the Robosapien V2" ... but I'm guessing the song was just too damned gay for pushing a toy!
I'm wondering how the Chuck E Cheese side-trip is going to go. I actually like going up there with both of The Girls as they will disappear with the tokens and I can sit and read (yes, the chaos up there is just intense enough that it, effectively, become "white noise" and I find it easy to dive into a book). However, I suspect that #2 will be wanting me to play the games with her (she is, after all, still only 6), so I might end up as exhausted as we're hoping she'll be by the time we get back!
We have a whole week with the little darlings coming up ... their school is "emancipated" from the Chicago Public School system and is able to tweak their calendar, which they did to create a full week off for Thanksgiving. While this certainly has its good points (for those who are going out of town, especially), it means that we're looking at Big Time Chaos around here! Hopefully we'll survive (sort of like Iggy Pop's line "Gonna have some Fun Time, might get killed").