Good morning. It’s Brooke here. Patrick is off. And yes, he’s sick! This morning I kept replaying in my head the Queen song, “Another one bites the dust.” It seems everyone is getting sick! I had it last week and the week before. In fact, last Thursday morning I came in to work and realized I couldn’t speak after I came in and started having a conversation with our producer, Lisa. I don’t do a lot of talking at home at 3 am, so I didn’t know my voice was shot until after I came in. And like an idiot, I tried to do the show anyway which turned out to be a disaster. I made it to the first commercial break and then we decided I should let Patrick do the rest of the show on his own. Our producer couldn’t even understand some of the words I was saying. My apologies to everyone who saw the first 10 minutes of the show Thursday morning. I have a feeling it will end up on our end-of-the-year blooper reel.
Wasn’t the weather yesterday great? Evan had fun jumping in the pile of leaves our neighbor made in his yard. I am sure he was pretty pleased that all of his work was destroyed in about 10 seconds. But the smile on Evan’s face was precious, so I think it was worth it. Sorry, Reeds!
We took Evan trick or treating Friday night, but it almost didn’t happen. I planned to dress him as a tennis player (Roger Federer to be more precise). But, he started freaking out Friday when we tried to dress him. He wanted nothing to do with a costume and frankly, I don’t think he understood what Halloween was all about, even though we’ve been talking to him about it all week. Despite the meltdown, we took him out to a few houses in the neighborhood and he got lots of candy. And now I think he understands that Halloween is a good thing! He carried his candy around all night and kept counting it and lining it up. He wanted to sleep with the candy, but I finally pried it from him after a few tears. The next morning he woke up and the first thing he asked was, “where’s candy?” I am not sure if this was the right move, but I decided to let him eat it all and just get it out of the house as soon as possible. And , he did eat every last piece. Surprisingly, there were no major sugar highs. As for me, I had to give our leftover candy to my sister before I ate the whole bag. The white chocolate Hershey bars are my downfall!
Hope you all had a great weekend. Hopefully Pat is back and feeling well. See you tomorrow!