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A few weeks ago, we had a “fun day” with Real Chick, St. Yoda, and the princesses. Princess 1 and Monkey 2 were having such a good time that we were bombarded with beseeching requests for a sleepover. After some fussing, electronic losses, and almost tears, we convinced the girls to wait for an upcoming 3-day weekend so they could double their fun – sleepovers 2 nights in a row.

After 2 snow days and work drama, my nerves were a little frazzled yesterday. But I refused, even given many opportunities, to back down. I could not disappoint 3 sweet little angels! And really, it was a welcome distraction.

Grizzly relieved me partway through karate so I could run to the grocery. Many folks would just call and order pizza, but I know these 3 girls. They love to fool around in the kitchen. Karate Mom gave me the idea to use tortillas (I had planned English muffins – tortillas were a better, cheaper choice!).  A quick trip to the grocery and I had the ingredients for individual pizzas!

When the girls arrived, all 3 busied themselves immediately. Seriously, the parental units went to the garage for a quick smoke and when we came in, the kitchen was emptied of chairs and every blanket in the house was in the living room.

However, at 5, 8, and 9, little girls have the combined attention span of a fruit fly, so we started creating pizzas.

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Princess 2 used an entire can of black olives as well as one of pineapple chunks. Princess 1 and Monkey 2 went through half a package of pepperoni and an entire bag of mozzarella. I threw them in the oven at 350 for ten minutes, long enough to melt the cheese and warm the sauce, and was declared the “best cook EVER!”

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And then it was back to the blanket fort.

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