I'm not a very good housekeeper.
But lately, things have really gone downhill. It turns out that I've not only been living with dust bunnies, but I've been snuggling with them and kissing them goodnight.
Every two years, our local elementary school hosts the Missoula Children's Theater, giving our very rural kids an opportunity to star in a dramatic production that's a little bit more sophisticated than our annual church Christmas pageant.
This year's production was "The Princess and the Pea."
Our oldest daughter had dreams of being a princess and was quite distraught to be cast as a dust bunny.
Even more distressing than being cast as a dust bunny was the fact that her little brother was a dust bunny, too.
I happen to think they made rather cute dust bunnies. They're much cuter than the ones lurking underneath the refrigerator, anyway.
Riley was cast as Splash, a river runner. His job was to run in the river to keep the water flowing.
He thought his costume made him look like a rapper. I'm uncertain if that's what he's trying to look like in this picture, but coming up with a good picture of an eleven-year-old boy is more challenging than you'd think. Considering that he had a cold, he had been rehearsing long hours all week, the stage lights were hot, and his autistic brain was overloaded, it's a wonder I captured a photo at all. His acting was excellent, though, so we'll call it a success.
Much more successful than my housekeeping.