If you were to spend the weekend in Dallas doing this:
And came home to find this sitting next to your sink, what would you do?
Would you figure that the babysitter bought some sort of weird potatoes to feed to your kids? And then would you pick it up to examine it closer?
Because that red thing would actually turn out to be the top of a prickly pear cactus, full of tiny little prickery spines.
It would appear that one of my children, in a moment of utter stupidity, decided not only to pick up the cactus in the first place, but to also bring it home and leave it in the kitchen.
And I’ve just spent the last half an hour with tweezers and a magnifying glass trying to get those little stickles out of my palm and fingertips.
But we did have a great time with our friends from Utah at the BYU game. Not to mention, of course, 48 hours child-free! And the house was still clean when we got home! And everyone was happy (except maybe the babysitter who actually took all six of my kids to church).