Just finished reading Marie Osmonds autobiography, it was pretty good, kind of like Tori and Dean meets 18 Kinds and Counting!
Marie grew up with a bunch of brothers, the only girl. She had some pretty amazing parents. I was struck by this more than anything else: "My Father was very wise with the money made by my brothers. He would first tithe ten percent in thanks to God fir our many blessings. Then, he would invest half of the rest of the money into safe financial investments and the other half back into my brothers' careers for singing lessons, dance routines, and whatever else was needed to keep them armed with fresh, unique material...the portfolio my Father created was over the $100 million figure when he handed it over to my brother in the 80's. He felt at peace with a job well done..." Wow.
Marie has been through some tough times but retains an unsinkable sense of humor. A fun read, and amazing to learn about how she grew up performing.
Now on to Mommywood, by Tori Spelling! Cannot WAIT! (Can you tell I am doing summer reading? Pinky swear I'll get back to deeper books!) What are you reading? xo The Mrs.
If your kids are dying to have a "sleep over" but are too young, try having a pretend one. Invite the friend over and leave the kids with a baby sitter while you and the parents go out for dinner. Let the kids have their sleeping bags and PJ's and go to sleep. When they wake up in the morning asking where their friend is, say they just left!